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 cm ^{2}.**

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

A = πd^{2}

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 = πd^{2}

A = 3.142 x 8^{2}

A = 3.142 x 64

A = 201.08

Therefore, the **area of the sphere** is **201.08 cm ^{2}.**

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

r = √(^{A} / _{4π})

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 cm** ^{2}**.

This implies that;

A = Area of the sphere = 22 cm^{2}

r = √(^{A} / _{4π})

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.**

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