## Explanation

The cube root of a number can be calculated manually with the exponentiation operator (^) or with the POWER function.

### Manually with ^

The cube root of a number can be calculated manually by raising a number to the (1/3) using the exponentiation operator (^). In the example shown, the formula in C5 is:

```
=B5^(1/3)
```

Be sure to enclose 1/3 in parentheses to control the order of operations.

### With the POWER function

The cube root of a number can also be calculated with the POWER function, by supplying 1/3 as the *power* argument. The equivalent formula is:

```
=POWER(B5,1/3)
```