# How to Calculate and Solve for the Area and Radius of a Sphere | Nickzom Calculator The image above is a sphere.

To compute the area of a sphere, one essential parameter is needed and this parameter is the radius of the sphere (r). You can also use diameter of the sphere (d).

The formula for calculating the area of a sphere:

A = 4πr²

Where;

A = Area of the sphere
r = Radius of the sphere

Let’s solve an example:
Find the area of a sphere when the radius of the sphere is 6 cm.

This implies that;

r = Radius of the sphere = 6 cm

A = 4πr²
A = 4 x 3.142 x 6²
A = 4 x 3.142 x 36
A = 452.4

Therefore, the area of the sphere is 452.4 cm2.

Calculating the Area of a sphere using Diameter of the sphere.

A = πd2

Where;

A = Area of the sphere
d = Diameter of the sphere

Let’s solve an example:
Find the area of a sphere when the diameter of the sphere is 8 cm.

This implies that;

d = Diameter of the sphere = 8 cm

A = πd2
A = 3.142 x 82
A = 3.142 x 64
A = 201.08

Therefore, the area of the sphere is 201.08 cm2.

Calculating the Radius of a sphere using Area of the sphere.

r = √(A / )

Where;

A = Area of the sphere
r = Radius of the sphere

Let’s solve an example:
Find the radius of a sphere when the area of the sphere is 22 cm2.

This implies that;

A = Area of the sphere = 22 cm2

r = √(A / )
r = √(22 / 4 x 3.142)
r = √(22 / 12.57)
r = √1.75
r = 1.32

Therefore, the radius of the sphere is 1.32 cm.

Calculating the Diameter of a sphere using Area of the sphere.

d = √(A / π)

Where;

A = Area of the sphere
d = Diameter of the sphere

Let’s solve an example:
Find the diameter of a sphere when the area of the sphere is 28 cm2.

This implies that;

A = Area of the sphere = 28 cm2

d = √(A / π)
d = √(28 / 3.142)
d = √8.912
d = 2.99

Therefore, the diameter of the sphere is 2.99 cm.

Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia is capable of calculating the area of a sphere.

To get the answer and workings of the area of a sphere using the Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia. First, you need to obtain the app.

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Once, you have obtained the calculator encyclopedia app, proceed to the Calculator Map, then click on Mensuration under the Mathematics section Now, click on Area of a Sphere under Mensuration The screenshot below displays the page or activity to enter your value, to get the answer for the area of a sphere according to the respective parameter which is the radius of the sphere (r). Now, enter the value appropriately and accordingly for the parameter as required by the example above where the radius of the sphere is 6 cm. Finally, click on Calculate As you can see from the screenshot above, Nickzom Calculator – The Calculator Encyclopedia solves for the area of a sphere and presents the formula, workings and steps too.