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# value of cube root of -89

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11 Jun 2010, 08:06
The value of cube root of -89 is

1) between -9 and -10
2) between -8 and -9
3) between -4 and -5
4) between -3 and -4
5) undefined

I went for A but that was wrong.Can anyone help please
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11 Jun 2010, 08:08
IMO 3) between -4 and -5

$$-4*-4*-4$$ = -64
$$-5*-5*-5$$ = -125
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Re: value of cube root of -89 [#permalink]

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11 Jun 2010, 14:20
gautamsubrahmanyam wrote:
The value of cube root of -89 is

1) between -9 and -10
2) between -8 and -9
3) between -4 and -5
4) between -3 and -4
5) undefined

I went for A but that was wrong.Can anyone help please

Lets go the other way around and work with cubes. The cube of -9 is -729 and the cube of -10 is -1000. Hence, A cannot be the answer.

The cube of -4 is 64 and the cube of 5 is 125. Hence (4) is the correct choice.
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