# Sphere Calculator

## Sphere Shape

r = radius

V = volume

A = surface area

C = circumference

π = pi = 3.1415926535898

√ = square root

## Calculator Use

This online calculator will calculate the 3 unknown values of a sphere given any 1 known variable including radius r, surface area A, volume V and circumference C. It will also give the answers for volume, surface area and circumference in terms of PI π. A sphere is a set of points in three dimensional space that are located at an equal distance r (the radius) from a given point (the center point).

**Units:** Note that units are shown for convenience but do not affect the calculations. The units are in place to give an indication of the order of the results such as ft, ft^{2} or ft^{3}. For example, if you are starting with mm and you know r in mm, your calculations will result with A in mm^{2}, V in mm^{3} and C in mm.

## Sphere Formulas in terms of radius r:

- Volume of a sphere:
**V = (4/3)πr**^{3}

- Circumference of a sphere:
**C = 2πr**

- Surface area of a sphere:
**A = 4πr**^{2}

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### Sphere Calculations:

Use the following additional formulas along with the formulas above.

- Given the radius of a sphere calculate the volume, surface area and circumference

Given r find V, A, C- use the formulas above

- Given the volume of a sphere calculate the radius, surface area and circumference

Given V find r, A, C- r = cube root(3V / 4π)

- Given the surface area of a sphere calculate the radius, volume and circumference

Given A find r, V, C- r = √(A / 4π)

- Given the circumference of a sphere calculate the radius, volume and surface area

Given C find r, V, A- r = C / 2π

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Furey, Edward "Sphere Calculator" at https://www.calculatorsoup.com/calculators/geometry-solids/sphere.php from CalculatorSoup,
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Last updated: April 5, 2020