# Tartaglia's Poem

## Mnemonic

**Tartaglia's poem** is a mnemonic for the solution of the cubic equation:

*When the cube and its things near**Add to a new number, discrete**Determine two new numbers different**By that one; this feat**Will be kept as a rule**Their product always equal, the same**To the cube of a third**Of the number of things named.**Then, generally speaking**The remaining amount**Of the cube roots subtracted**Will be our desired count.*

## Source of Name

This entry was named for Niccolò Fontana Tartaglia.