# Problem: A spherical ball of lead has a diameter of 5.0 cm. What is the mass of the sphere if lead has a density of 11.34 g/cm3? (The volume of a sphere is (4/3)πr3, where r is the radius.)

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We’re being asked to determine the mass of a sphere of lead (Pb) given that it has a diameter of 5.0 cm and a density of 11.34 g/cm3.

Recall that density is the ratio of the mass and volume of an object:

$\overline{){\mathbf{density}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{mass}}{\mathbf{volume}}}$

Also, the volume of a sphere is given by:

$\overline{){\mathbf{V}}{\mathbf{=}}\frac{\mathbf{4}}{\mathbf{3}}{{\mathbf{\pi r}}}^{{\mathbf{3}}}}$

where:

r = radius. Recall that diameter = 2r. ###### Problem Details

A spherical ball of lead has a diameter of 5.0 cm. What is the mass of the sphere if lead has a density of 11.34 g/cm3? (The volume of a sphere is (4/3)πr3, where r is the radius.)