# help

#### allsmiles

Volume of a Sphere = 4
3
πr3 The radius of a softball is almost 2 inches. The radius of a basketball is almost 5 inches How would the volume of a basketball compare to the volume of a softball ?
A)
About 2.5 times that of the softball
B)
About 7.5 times that of the softball
C)
About 6.25 times that of the softball
D)
About 15.625 times that of the softball

how do you do it?

#### allsmiles

ok, i got D, not sure how though??

any explenations??

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Volume of a Sphere = 4
3
πr3 The radius of a softball is almost 2 inches. The radius of a basketball is almost 5 inches How would the volume of a basketball compare to the volume of a softball ?
A)
About 2.5 times that of the softball
B)
About 7.5 times that of the softball
C)
About 6.25 times that of the softball
D)
About 15.625 times that of the softball

how do you do it?

$$\displaystyle V_s = \frac{4}{3}\pi r_s^3$$

$$\displaystyle V_b = \frac{4}{3}\pi r_b^3$$

The ratio is given by $$\displaystyle \frac{V_b}{V_s} = \frac{\frac{4}{3}\pi r_b^3}{\frac{4}{3}\pi r_s^3} = \frac{r_b^3}{r_s^3}$$

You know $$\displaystyle r_b$$ and $$\displaystyle r_s$$ so plug in and solve

• allsmiles