The major parts of a circle that a student comes across in around 3rd or 4th grade are the Radius Of A Circle, Circumference of a Circle, Diameter of the circle, and the Area of the Circle. The three are a lot different from each other, but what connects them is the measurement of the radius of the given circle. Maybe there are many Radius Of A Circle Calculator on the web, but we don’t need those. The calculation of radius is very easy once you get the basic formulas correct.
So what are we waiting for? Let’s start.
We will start this tutorial with Definition Of Radius Of Circle
Can you define the radius? Most probably yes. Still, I will explain to you what Radius is. For that look at the image above.
When we draw a circle with a center, say, ‘O’, the radius is the line drawn from this center to its outer edge. So, our line OA is the radius of the circle with measurement = 5 cm.
A radius can be drawn in any direction from the central point.
Radius Of A Circle Formula
When we want to calculate the radius, we must know its relationship with the other parts of the geometry. We must know about the area, diameter, or the circumference of the circle to be able to calculate the diameter.
So, before we start to calculate the radius, we will get familiar with the diameter, circumference, and area of the circle.
- The diameter of the circle – The diameter of the circle is the double of the radius. As you see in the diagram, AB is the diameter.
- The circumference of the circle – Circumference is the measurement of the outer edge of the circle, starting from one point and coming back to it.
- Area of the circle – Area is the space covered by the circle, that is inside of the circle. As you see in the diagram, the shaded part is the area of the circle.
Now that the formulas are clear, let’s start with the calculation of radius with examples –
How To Find Radius Of A Circle From Diameter
Let us take a circle with Diameter = 10 cm
How To Find Radius Of A Circle From Circumference
Let us take a circle with Circumference = 15 cm
How To Find Radius Of A Circle From Area
Let us take a circle with Area = 21 cm2
Here are some more examples for you to practice.
With the information above, we can say that the radius is actually the distance from the center of the circle to its circumference (edge of the circle). And we can easily find the measure of the radius if we are provided its diameter, area, or circumference.
After reading this post, you must go and try the questions from your textbook, try to solve them and check your answers. If you still find them difficult, we can discuss it again, just comment to me in the comment box.
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