Your classmate claims that if you double the radius of a sphere, its surface area and volume will quadruple. What is your classmate’s error? Explain.
SA of a sphere is 4πr² Using a sample of radius 3 the SA would be 36π² (4πx3²) If we double the radius and make it 6, the SA would be 144π² So for Surface area, your classmate is correct. What about the volume? V of a Sphere = 4/3 π r³ Again using 3 the Volume of a Sphere with radius 3 = 4/3 π 27 But the volume of a sphere with radius 6 = 4/3 π 216 which is eight times the volume of the smaller sphere. (27 x 8 =216) So your friend is right about Surface Area but wrong about the volume.