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# What Will Happen to the Volume of a Cube, If Its Edge is Halved ? - Mathematics

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What will happen to the volume of a cube, if its edge is halved ?

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#### Solution

$\text { Suppose that the length of the edge of the cube is x } .$

$\text { Then, volume of the cube = (side })^3 = x^3$

$\text { When the length of the side is halved, the length of the new edge becomes }\frac{x}{2}.$

$\text { Now, volume of the new cube = (side })^3 = \left( \frac{x}{2} \right)^3 =\frac{x^3}{2^3}=\frac{x^3}{8}=\frac{1}{8} \times x^3$

$\text { It means that if the edge of a cube is halved, its new volume will be } \frac{1}{8} \text { times the initial volume } .$

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RD Sharma Class 8 Maths
Chapter 21 Mensuration - II (Volumes and Surface Areas of a Cuboid and a Cube)
Exercise 21.1 | Q 7.1 | Page 8
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