#### daltoncalford

##### SOC-12

Here is what I am trying to do. I am trying to be able to work out volume, radius, height, width and length calculations for a variety of primary shapes.

For example, if you have the radius of a sphere it's volume would be calculated by

(4.19)*(radius^3)

Whereas, if you had the volume of a sphere, it's radius would be calculated by

(Volume/4.19)^(1/3)

The constant 4.19 is dirived from (4 divided by 3) multiplied by pi(). The exponent of 1/3 is the same as the cube root just as the exponent of 1/2 is the square root.

Now, that is all fine and dandy, but, I also need to work out the volumes of flattened spheres.

If I know the radius, I can use the above formula to find out it's spherical volume and then I multiply the result by the flatening factor (such as .5 for a sphere flattened down to a height one half of normal).

BUT, what I can't figure out for the life of me, is how to work out the radius of a flattened sphere if you already have the final volume and flattening factor.

It has been over 22 years since I dropped out of high school and I am a little rusty on my math.

Any of you math teachers??

best regards

Dalton