To find the cube root of a number, start by breaking that number into its prime factorization. Rewrite those factors using exponents and break up the radicals using the Product Property of Radicals. Simplify and you're done! Watch this tutorial to see the entire process step-by-step.
Simplifying cube root expressions that contain variables is pretty similar to dealing with numerical cube root expressions. Use the laws of exponents to rewrite variables in the radicand so that they can be simplified. Check out the video to learn how!