Posted by **L.P.** on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:12pm.

I am absolutly stumped at how to solve this. I know for squared functions you take the square root of both sides to solve for x but what about if one side is cubed. I know you would have to take the cubed root of the function but how do you do this on a calculator?

equation is: 3.9*10^-11 = 4*X^3

so I simplify and get:

9.75*10^-12 = x^3

but now how to solve on calculator?

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:20pm
the x^{y} key allows cube roots.

( some calc have it as y^{x} key)

for instance, the cube root of 27

enter 27

press x^{y}

enter (1 divide 3 )

you should see 3, and some will require you to press enter.

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**L.P.**, Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:25pm
okay sounds easy but I have a TI-84+ and I don't see that key.

also will this work for say x^5 or x^4?

If you don't have this key how would you solve it?

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 9:44pm
yes, works for any root, or power.

If you don't have that key, you can do it with logs....

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