# If X + Y + Z = 8 and Xy +Yz +Zx = 20, Find the Value of X3 + Y3 + Z3 −3xyz - Mathematics

If x + y + z = 8 and xy +yz +zx = 20, find the value of x3 + y3 + z3 −3xyz

#### Solution

n the given problem, we have to find value of  x3 + y3 + z3 −3xyz

Given  x + y + z = 8 , xy +yz +zx = 20

We shall use the identity

(x+y+z)^2 = x^2 + y^2 + z^2 + 2 (xy + yz +za)

(x+y+z)^2 = x^2 + y^2 + z^2 +2 (20)

64 = x^2 + y^2 +z^2 + 40

64 - 40 = x^2 + y^2 + z^2

24 = x^2 + y^2 + z^2

We know that

x^3 + y^3 + z^3 - 3xyz = (x+y+z)(x^2 + y^2 + z^2 - xy - yz -zx)

x^3 + y^3 + z^3 - 3xyz = (x+y+z)[(x^2 + y^2 + z^2 )- (xy - yz -zx)]

Here substituting   x+y +z = 8,xy +yz + zx = 20,x^2 +y^2 + z^2 = 24  we get

x^3 + y^3 + z^3 -3xyz = 8 [(24 - 20)]

 = 8 xx 4

 =32

Hence the value of  x3 + y3 + z3 −3xyz is 32.

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#### APPEARS IN

RD Sharma Mathematics for Class 9
Chapter 4 Algebraic Identities
Exercise 4.5 | Q 3 | Page 29