# TI-BASIC:3

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Jump to navigationJump to search**Command Summary**

Raises the input to the third power.

**Command Syntax**

*value*³

**Menu Location**

While editing a program, press:

- MATH to enter the MATH menu
- 3 or use the arrow keys to select.

TI-83/84/+/SE

1 byte

The ³ command raises an input to the third power. It has exactly the same function as "^3", but is one byte smaller. If used on a list, it will return a list with all of the elements cubed. If used on a matrix, it will return the third matrix power of the input matrix.

2³ 8 {1,‾2,3}³ {1 ‾8 27} [[2,‾1][‾3,0]]³ [[20 ‾7] [‾21 6]]

# Advanced Uses

One trick with ³ is to use it to save space (at the cost of speed) when using hard-coded values. For instance, use 5³ instead of 125 to save one byte.

# Optimization

Use this command instead of ^3 in all instances.

:X^3 can be :X³

# Related Commands

^{-1}^{2}