What Are the Properties of a Cube?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 24, 2020 7:08:39 PM ET

A cube is a solid that has six square faces of equal size that meet each other at right angles. A cube also has eight vertices (corners) and 12 edges. All the edges have the same length, and every corner in the cube has an angle of 90 degrees.

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The volume of a cube that has edges of length "x" is x times x times x, which can also be written as x cubed or x^3. The surface area of the same cube is 6 times x times x, or 6 x^2. A cube can also be called a regular hexahedron.