# Find cube root of a number in Python

In this tutorial, we are going to learn **how to find the cube root of a number in Python**.

## How to find the cube root of a number in Python

Let us understand with an example.

Suppose a number stored in a variable.

a=125

We can find the cube root of 125 using a trick :

a=125 print(a**(1/3))

As we know that the cube root of 125 is 5. So it will return 5.

**Note:-** This trick will not work in case of negative integers

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If we want to find the cube root of a negative integer. Then we have to make some changes in the above trick.

a=-125 print(-(-a)**(1/3))

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### Function to find cube root using Python:

We can define a function for cube root. When a user inputs a number for cube root, it will automatically return the cube root of the number.

def cube_root(x): return x**(1/3) print(cube_root(27))

As we can see, I have defined a function cube root. And I have called the same function with input 27. So it will return the cube root of 27.

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Hello

Thanks for your good trick

But this method does not work correctly on some numbers

For example: number 185193

If I try this with 64, then I get 3 and not 4. Any idea why?

Cube Root

number = float(input( “Enter a number please? “)

cube_root = number**(1/3)

print(cube_root)