# Math Help - 1^(1/3) a complex number?

1. ## 1^(1/3) a complex number?

I simply don't understand what this question is asking! (A common problem in mathematics, I assume.) This is the question:

"Determine the indicated roots of the given complex number."
Question seven says: "1^(1/3)"

So... determine the third roots of... one? But one isn't a complex number! What's going on here?

2. Here are three cube roots of 1:
${\zeta _k = e^{\displaystyle{\frac{{2k\pi i}}{3}}} ,\;\;k = - 1,0,1}$