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**eric****Guest**

Hi, I just wanted to know how do you find the volume and surface area of a sphere when they only give you the Circumference of it?

For example, C=10ft

thx!

**mathsyperson****Moderator**- Registered: 2005-06-22
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You need to manipulate the circumference so that it becomes the radius, which you can then use to find the volume and surface area.

C = 2πr, which means that r = C÷2π.

We know that V = 4/3πr³ and SA = 4πr², so combining these with the above gives that V = C³/6π² and SA = C²/π.

Sorry I didn't go into much detail. Feel free to ask again if you're still stuck.

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**MathsIsFun****Administrator**- Registered: 2005-01-21
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Also: Sphere

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**krassi_holmz****Real Member**- Registered: 2005-12-02
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so if c=10

v=1000/6π²=500/3π²≈16.8869

sa=100/π≈31.831

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