AREA OF CIRCLE
You are familiar with the plane figure, the circle.
Look at this circle and then review the definitions below.
Pi or π = 3.1416
3.1416 has been rounded
to 3.14 for some of the
problems in this ACCP
A circle is a plane surface bounded by a curved line. Every point on the curved
line is equally distant from the center of the figure.
Diameter: The diameter of a circle is a straight line drawn through the center
from one side to the other. In other words, it is the distance across the circle
through its center, and this distance is the same everywhere.
Radius or Radii: The radius of any circle is a straight line between the circle
and its center. All the radii (plural of radius) of the same circle are of equal
length. Their length is always equal to onehalf of the diameter.
Circumference: The circumference is the curved line that bounds a circle. In
other words, it is the distance around the circle.
Pi, or ___: The Greek letter is used to represent the relation of the
circumference to the diameter of any circle. It has a fixed value for every
circle: The ratio of circumference to diameter equals approximately 3.14.
= Diameter = 3.14