Intermediate Geometry : Spheres

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Example Questions

Example Question #4 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

Find the surface area of a sphere with a circumference of .

Possible Answers:

 

Correct answer:

 

Explanation:

The formula for the surface area of a sphere is simply

However, the problem is that we are given the circumference rather than the radius. Nonetheless, this isn't too big of an obstacle, as the formula for circumference in terms of radius is simply.

Substituting or value gives

Solving for the radius gives

We can then substitute this value into our formula for surface area.

Therefore, our surface area is 

Example Question #5 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

If the radius of a sphere is , what is the surface area of the sphere?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the equation for the surface area of a sphere.

Substitute the radius and find the area.

Example Question #6 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

If the radius of the sphere is one half, what is the surface area?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula for the surface area of a sphere, plug in the radius, and find the area.

Example Question #7 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

If the diameter of a sphere is , what is the surface area?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

The radius is half the length of a diameter.

Write the formula for the surface area of a sphere and plug in the radius.

Example Question #8 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

Find the surface area of a sphere if the volume is .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the formula for the volume of a sphere and substitute volume to find radius.

Write the formula for the surface area of a sphere and plug in the radius.

Example Question #9 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

Find the surface area of a hemisphere that has a radius of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

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In order to find the area of a hemisphere, which is just half a sphere, you will need to first find half the surface area of the sphere.

Recall how to find the surface area of a sphere:

, where  is the radius.

Now, since the sphere is cut in half, it also has a circle as its base.

Recall how to find the area of a circle:

Now add together half the surface area of a sphere with the area of the circular base to find the surface area of a hemisphere.

Plug in the given radius to find the surface area.

Make sure to round to  places after the decimal.

Example Question #10 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

Find the surface area of a hemisphere that has a radius of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

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In order to find the area of a hemisphere, which is just half a sphere, you will need to first find half the surface area of the sphere.

Recall how to find the surface area of a sphere:

, where  is the radius.

Now, since the sphere is cut in half, it also has a circle as its base.

Recall how to find the area of a circle:

Now add together half the surface area of a sphere with the area of the circular base to find the surface area of a hemisphere.

Plug in the given radius to find the surface area.

Make sure to round to  places after the decimal.

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

Find the surface area of a hemisphere that has a radius of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

13

In order to find the area of a hemisphere, which is just half a sphere, you will need to first find half the surface area of the sphere.

Recall how to find the surface area of a sphere:

, where  is the radius.

Now, since the sphere is cut in half, it also has a circle as its base.

Recall how to find the area of a circle:

Now add together half the surface area of a sphere with the area of the circular base to find the surface area of a hemisphere.

Plug in the given radius to find the surface area.

Make sure to round to  places after the decimal.

Example Question #12 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

Find the surface area for a hemisphere that has a radius of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

13

In order to find the area of a hemisphere, which is just half a sphere, you will need to first find half the surface area of the sphere.

Recall how to find the surface area of a sphere:

, where  is the radius.

Now, since the sphere is cut in half, it also has a circle as its base.

Recall how to find the area of a circle:

Now add together half the surface area of a sphere with the area of the circular base to find the surface area of a hemisphere.

Plug in the given radius to find the surface area.

Make sure to round to  places after the decimal.

Example Question #13 : How To Find The Surface Area Of A Sphere

Find the surface area of a hemisphere that has a radius of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

13

In order to find the area of a hemisphere, which is just half a sphere, you will need to first find half the surface area of the sphere.

Recall how to find the surface area of a sphere:

, where  is the radius.

Now, since the sphere is cut in half, it also has a circle as its base.

Recall how to find the area of a circle:

Now add together half the surface area of a sphere with the area of the circular base to find the surface area of a hemisphere.

Plug in the given radius to find the surface area.

Make sure to round to  places after the decimal.

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