Areas and perimeters

Sphere calculator

Input a radius in the field below and you get the volume and surface area of the sphere calculated:

Radius (use at least 1)


Surface area


Volume / surface area



Surface areas and volumes


There are 3 quantities of interest in a sphere:radius, surface area and volume.

The surface area is given by 4 π r 2

The volume is given by 4/3 π r 3

radius 10

surface area 1257

volume 4189


radius 2.5

surface area 79

volume 65









The numbers above show that as the radius of a sphere is increased, the volume increases much more than the surface area.

Use the sphere calculator (on the top right) to check that yourself, by inputing various radiuses.

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