# High School Math : How to find the volume of a sphere

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #11 : How To Find The Volume Of A Sphere

The radius of a sphere is . What is the approximate volume of this sphere?

Explanation:

### Example Question #21 : Spheres

A cube has a side dimension of 4. A sphere has a radius of 3. What is the volume of the two combined, if the cube is balanced on top of the sphere?

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### Example Question #1 : How To Find The Volume Of A Sphere

What is the volume of a sphere with a diameter of 6 in?

Explanation:

The formula for the volume of a sphere is:

where  = radius.  The diameter is 6 in, so the radius will be 3 in.

### Example Question #1941 : Hspt Mathematics

A solid hemisphere has a radius of length r. Let S be the number of square units, in terms of r, of the hemisphere's surface area. Let V be the number of cubic units, in terms of r, of the hemisphere's volume. What is the ratio of S to V?

Explanation:

First, let's find the surface area of the hemisphere. Because the hemisphere is basically a full sphere cut in half, we need to find half of the surface area of a full sphere. However, because the hemisphere also has a circular base, we must then add the area of the base.

(surface area of sphere) + (surface area of base)

The surface area of a sphere with radius r is equal to . The surface area of the base is just equal to the surface area of a circle, which is .

The volume of the hemisphere is going to be half of the volume of an entire sphere. The volume for a full sphere is .

(volume of sphere)

Ultimately, the question asks us to find the ratio of S to V. To do this, we can write S to V as a fraction.

In order to simplify this, let's multiply the numerator and denominator both by 3.

=

The answer is .

### Example Question #11 : How To Find The Volume Of A Sphere

If the diameter of a sphere is , find the approximate volume of the sphere?

Explanation:

The volume of a sphere =

Radius is  of the diameter so the radius = 5.

or

which is approximately

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