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## Example Questions

### Example Question #2 : Spheres

A wooden ball has a surface area of .

What is its radius?

**Possible Answers:**

Cannot be determined from the information provided

**Correct answer:**

Explanation:

A wooden ball has a surface area of .

What is its radius?

Begin with the formula for surface area of a sphere:

Now, plug in our surface area and solve with algebra:

Get rid of the pi

Divide by 4

Square root both sides to get our answer:

### Example Question #3 : Spheres

There is a perfectly spherical weather balloon with a surface area of , what is its radius?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Explanation:

There is a perfectly spherical weather balloon with a surface area of , what is its radius?

Begin with the formula for surface area of a sphere:

Now, set it equal to the given surface area and solve for r:

First divide both sides by .

Then square root both sides to get our answer:

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