Hopefully someone out there knows a bit more than me... : - ) My high school daughter has a question that needs to be answered by tomorrow in math class: Why is a cube called a cube?? Any help would be greatly appreciated.. tks... Bob Please Register or Log in to view the hidden image!

I assume it's because you take the cube of the length of the side of a cube to find the volume of the cube.

Naror: actually its the other way around. As Janus58 said, the Greeks called a die "Kybos" which had nothing to do with multiplying. It is because of the multiplying that x^3 is called "the cube of x".