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# If the radius of a sphere is measured as 7 m with an error of 0.02 m, then find the approximate error in calculating its volume.

6. If the radius of a sphere is measured as 7 m with an error of 0.02 m, then find the approximate error in calculating its volume.

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Error in radius of sphere $(\Delta r)$ = 0.02 m
Volume of sphere = $\frac{4}{3}\pi r^3$
Error in volume $(\Delta V)$
$dV = \frac{dV}{dr}.\Delta r\\ dV = 4\pi r^2 .\Delta r \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ (\because V = \frac{4}{3}\pi r^3, r =7 \ and \ \Delta r = 0.02 )\\ dV = 4\pi (7)^2 (0.02)\\ dV= 4\pi (49) (0.02)\\ dV = 3.92\pi$
Hence,  the approximate error in its volume is $3.92\pi \ m^3$

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