If two numbers have to one another the ratio which a cube number has to a cube number, and the first be cube, the second will also be cube.

For let the two numbers A, B have to one another the ratio which the cube number C has to the cube number D, and let A be cube; I say that B is also cube.

For, since C, D are cube, C, D are similar solid numbers.

Therefore two mean proportional numbers fall between C, D. [VIII. 19]