In the geometry , a Cube is a body formed by six faces that are square. The particularity of these bodies is that all faces are congruent, are arranged in parallel and in pairs, and have four sides.
Given these characteristics, it is possible to place the cubes in various groups. Is about platonic solids , convex polyhedra , parallelepipeds , hexahedrons and prisms , all qualifications that refer to different properties of the cubes.
For example: “In my geometry test, the teacher asked me to draw three cubes of different sizes”, “I bought a coffee table and two bucket-shaped benches for the living room”, “The chef surprised the jury with a bucket of white rice bathed in ginger and honey sauce”.
It is possible to find numerous cube-shaped objects. Among the most common are the dice that are used in a large number of games . The dices they are usually cubes that, on each of their faces, include a number . In this way, when someone rolls a dice, they can get six different numbers: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
Other cubes that we usually use in everyday life are the bouillon cubes (or bouillon cubes ) and the containers known as bucket or pail : "Please pass me a bucket of chicken that I want to flavor this soup", "I'm going to fill the bucket with soapy water to clean the yard.".
For the math , the third power of a number is known as a cube. This means that raising a quantity to the cube consists in multiplying it three times by itself: 5 raised to the cube is equal to 5 x 5 x 5 (125).