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About This Calculator

This diameter of a sphere calculator will figure out the diameter of any sphere given the radius, the circumference, the surface area, or the volume of the sphere.

Terminology

"Sphere" - A three dimensional object contained by a surface that has all points at the same distance from the center. Basically, it's something that has a perfectly round ball shape.

"Surface Area" - The total area occupied by the surface of a three dimensional object. It is expressed in square units of measurement, for example square feet, square meters, square inches, square yards, etc.

"Volume" - The amount of space occupied by a three dimensional object. It is expressed in cubic units of measurement, for example cubic feet, cubic meters, cubic inches, cubic yards, etc.

"Circumference" - If you a cut a sphere in half, the circumference would be the distance around the outside edge of the cut surface.

"Diameter" - The distance of a straight line that extends from any point on the surface of the sphere to the surface point directly opposite, while passing through the center of the sphere.

"Radius" - The distance of a straight line that extends from the center of the sphere to any point on the surface of the sphere.

Calculating the Diameter of a Sphere Using Radius

If you know the radius of a sphere, you can calculate the diameter based on the following formula. This one's easy, the diameter is always double the radius:

d = 2 r

where

r = Radius
d = Diameter

Calculating the Diameter of a Sphere Using Circumference

If you know the circumference of a sphere, you can calculate the diameter based on the following formula:

d = C / ϖ

where

d = diameter
ϖ = Pi = 3.14159265...
C = Circumference

Calculating the Diameter of a Sphere Using Surface Area

If you know the surface area of a sphere, you can calculate the diameter based on the following formula:

where

A = Surface Area
ϖ = Pi = 3.14159265...
d = Diameter

Calculating the Diameter of a Sphere Using Volume

If you know the volume of a sphere, you can calculate the diameter based on the following formula: