# Doubling the Cube by Compass and Straightedge Construction is Impossible

## Theorem

There is no compass and straightedge construction to allow a cube to be constructed whose volume is double that of a given cube.

## Also known as

Some sources refer to the problem of Doubling the Cube as duplicating the cube.

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