Sphere = 3Dimensional Round Shape with All Surface Points Equidistant from Center
Basics
r = radius = distance from surface to center
d = diameter = distance all the way across sphere through its center
SA = Surface Area = area covering surface of sphere (measured in square units)
V = Volume = space occupied by sphere (measured in cubic units)
Formulas (provided by Mathematics Formula Sheet)
SA = 4πr²
V = πr³
Formulas (NOT provided by Mathematics Formula Sheet)
Question
A ball has a radius of 7 centimeters. What is its surface area?
Answer
196π square centimeters
Answer Process
SA = 4πr²
SA = 4 × π × 7² = 196π
Calculator Click  What You See  Comment 
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4 × π × 7  4*π*7²  SA = 4πr² 
196π  Answer  
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Question
With reference to the question above, what is the area of the ball in decimal form?
Answer
615.7521601 square centimeters
Answer Process
See Toggle.
196π ⇔ 615.7521601
Calculator Click  What You See  Comment 
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4 × π × 7  4*π*7²  SA = 4πr² 
196π  
615.7521601  Answer (Toggle) 

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Question
With reference to the question above, what is the area of the sphere to the nearest tenth?
Answer
615.8 square centimeters
Answer Process
See Rounding.
615.7521601 → 615.8
Question
A ball has a diameter of centimeters. To the nearest tenth of a square centimeter, what is its surface area?
Answer
660.5 square centimeters
Answer Process
* =
A = 4πr²
A = 4*π* = = 660.5198554 after toggle = 615.8 after rounding
Calculator Click  What You See  Comment 
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1 2 × 14 1 2 
*  
r  
4 × π × 29 4  4*π*  SA = 4πr² 
660.5198554  Answer (before rounding) 

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Question
A ball has a radius of 7 centimeters.
To the nearest hundredth of a cubic centimeter, what is it’s volume?
Answer
1436.76 cubic centimeters
Answer Process
V = πr³
V = *π* = = 1436.75504 after toggle = 1436.76 after rounding
Calculator Click  What You See  Comment 
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4 3 × π × 7 3 
*π*  V = πr³ 
1436.75504  Answer (before rounding) 

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Question
A ball has a diameter of centimeters. To the nearest hundredth of a cubic centimeter, what is it’s volume?
Answer
1596.26 cubic centimeters
Answer Process
* =
V =*π* = =1596.256317 after toggle = 1596.26 after rounding
Calculator Click  What You See  Comment 
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1 2 × 14 1 2 
*  
r  
4 3 × π × 29 4 3 
*π*  V = πr³ 
1596.256317  Answer (before rounding) 

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Practice – Questions
1. A model globe has a radius of 6 inches. What is its surface area?
2. With reference to Question 1, what is the globe’s surface area to the nearest tenth?
3. A model globe has a diameter of inches. To the nearest tenth of a square inch, what is its surface area?
4. A model globe has a radius of 6 inches. To the nearest hundredth of a cubic inch, what is its volume?
5. A model globe has a diameter of inches. To the nearest hundredth of a cubic inch, what is its volume?
Practice – Answers
1. 144π square inches
2. 452.4 square inches
3. 471.4 square inches
4. 904.78 cubic inches
5. 962.51 cubic inches