# Discovering the Formula for the Volume of a Sphere

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Calculate the surface area and volume of a sphere in number and word problems.

# Discovering the Formula for the Volume of a Sphere

Deduce the formula for the volume of a sphere by observing this simulation of a sphere being immersed in a cylinder filled with liquid.

### Putting It All Together

*Answer these open ended questions on your own or with others to form deeper math connections. *

### Open-ended question 1

How does the volume of a sphere relate to the volume of a cylinder?

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### Open-ended question 2

How are the two calculations to find the volume of a sphere related?

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