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In this section, we will focus on the basics about a circle, radius, and circumference. You'll also learn the mathematical term pi and formula for the circumference of circles. A circle is a shape with all the points at same distance from the center and the distance around a circle is called the circumference. The distance across a circle through the center is called the diameter. The radius of a circle is the distance from the center of a circle to any point on the circle. The diameter of a circle is twice as long as the radius and this relationship is expressed in the formula:
is the diameter and r
is the radius.
If points A
, and C
are on the circle with center O
to find circumference, we multiply pi (?) and the diameter of the circle i.e.
Given the circumference of a circle 220 cm, you can work out the diameter, which comes to 70 cm. You can also find the circumference of a circle, when the radius is given by r
. The formula for finding circumference is:
For example, if the radius of a circle is 3.5 units, then circumference of a circle is 7? units.
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