Volume of Sphere and Hemisphere


Volume of a Sphere

sphere is a solid in which all the points on the round surface are equidistant from afixed point, known as the center of the sphere. The distance from the center to the surface is the radius.

Volume of sphere =   where r is the radius.

How to find the volume of a sphere? What is the volume of air in the ball?

Volume of a hemisphere

hemisphere is half a sphere, with one flat circular face and one bowl-shaped face.

Volume of hemisphere  where r is the radius


What is a sphere?
sphere is a solid with all its points the same distance from the center. The distance is known as the radius of the sphere. The maximum straight distance through the center of a sphere is known as the diameter of the sphere. The diameter is twice the radius.

How to find the volume of a sphere?

The volume of a sphere is equal to four-thirds of the product of pi and the cube of the radius.

The volume and surface area of a sphere are given by the formulas:

where r is the radius of the sphere.

Calculate the volume of sphere with radius 4 cm.


Volume of sphere

We can also change the subject of the formula to obtain the radius given the volume.


The volume of a spherical ball is 5,000 cm3. What is the radius of the ball?


Example: Find the volume of a sphere with a diameter of 14 cm.

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