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Homework Help: Estimated volume of a golfball?

  1. Sep 5, 2004 #1
    Whats the estimated size your average golfball? Not the exact, but just an estimate? I tried 10 and 100 cm cubed but both were wrong.
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2004 #2

    Fredrik

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    The diameter of a golf ball is about 4 cm.
     
  4. Sep 6, 2004 #3

    Moonbear

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    Hmm...I'd estimate a golf ball to be a bit smaller than that. Maybe 2 cm diameter, so 1 cm in radius? Any golfers around to lend a hand with a ruler?

    motionman, what formula is used to calculate the volume of a sphere? Even for an estimate, you need to know the formula to get close.
     
  5. Sep 6, 2004 #4

    Tide

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    Here's the standard:
    from http://www.onlygolfballs.com/msg11.htm
     
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