#1**+1 **

First, let's zoom in and focus on the equation we are given. Let's square it. We get

\((a^2 - 2 + 1/a^2) = 0\)

This will achieve the equation

\(a^2 - 1/a^2 = -2\)

Next, let's focus on what we are trying to find. We know that

\(a^3 - 1/a^3 = ( a - 1/a) ( a^2 + 1 + 1/a^2)\)

WAIT! The first term in what we must find is 0!

That means our answer is just 0.

So 0 is our answer!

Thanks! :)

NotThatSmart Jul 11, 2024