Homework Help: Estimated volume of a golfball?

1. Sep 5, 2004

motionman04

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.

Last edited: Sep 5, 2004
2. Sep 5, 2004

Fredrik

Staff Emeritus
The diameter of a golf ball is about 4 cm.

3. Sep 6, 2004

Moonbear

Staff Emeritus
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.

4. Sep 6, 2004

Tide

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