High School Math : How to find the diameter of a sphere

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Example Questions

Example Question #152 : Solid Geometry

What is the diameter of a sphere with a volume of ?

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the diameter of a sphere we must use the equation for the volume of a sphere to find the radius which is half of the diameter.

The equation is

First we enter the volume into the equation yielding 

We then divide each side by  to get 

We then multiply each side by  to get 

We then take the cubic root of each side to solve for the radius 

The radius is 

We then multiply the radius by 2 to find the diameter 

The answer for the diameter is .

Example Question #153 : Solid Geometry

The volume of a sphere is . What is the diameter?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

To find the diameter of the sphere, we need to find the radius.

The volume of a sphere is .

Plug in our given values.

Notice that the 's cancel out.

The diameter is twice the radius, so .

Example Question #154 : Solid Geometry

If the surface area of a sphere is , find the diameter of this sphere. 

 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The standard equation to find the surface area of a sphere is 

 where  denotes the radius. Rearrange this equation in terms of :

Substitute the given surface area into this equation and solve for the radius and then double the radius to get the diameter:

Example Question #155 : Solid Geometry

Given that the volume of a sphere is , find the diameter. 

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Correct answer:

Explanation:

The standard equation to find the volume of a sphere is 

 where  denotes the radius. Rearrange this equation in terms of :

Substitute the given volume into this equation and solve for the radius. Double the radius to find the diameter:

Example Question #156 : Solid Geometry

What is the diameter of a sphere with a volume of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The volume of a sphere is determined by the following equation:

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