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**HOW TO FIND THE AREA OF A CIRCLE**

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*is post is for those search for:*

*how to find the area of a circle with the radius,*

*how to find the area of a circle using diameter,*

*how to find the circumference of a circle.*
You know the feeling, right?

When you fail your mathematics Examination, the feeling of being unintelligent?

The truth is you can always get all your mathematics questions right. You do not have to memorize, all you have to do is just to understand and practise often.

A number of students find it difficult calculating the area of plane shapes including area of a circle.

Some students find it difficult memorizing the formulae.

So, let move on,

**Circle**

A circle is a round plane figure whose distance from the circle to the edge is the same at any point.

Circle is a simple closed shape. It is the set of all points in a plane that are at a given distance from a given point, the centre.

A circle is a shape consisting of a curved line completely surrounding an area. Every part of the line is the same distance from the centre of the area.

So, do you now understand what a circle is?

Now let's take a practical example.

Examples of things circular in shapes (things that looks like a circle)

The wheel of a car

Coins

Plates

Sliced Oranges

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**TERMS USED TO DESCRIBE A CIRCLE**

Just like we have names, different complexions, different heights, which are used to identify us; Circles also have things used to identify them and differentiate them from other figures. In order to be able to solve questions under area of a circle, you must also be able to understand circle and it terms. The terms are listed below

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**CIRCUMFERENCE OF A CIRCLE**

This is the line surrounding a circular space, or the length of this line.

The outside edge of a circle or round object

The green line is the circumference of the circle. From that diagram above, a circumference could also be the path of a circle (basic definition )

Circumference of A Circle is also known as the perimeter of a circle.

**Circumference = 2 * π * R**

Along the line you find it in an image

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**RADIUS OF A CIRCLE**

This is the distance from the centre of the circle to any point on it edge

Radius is the distance from the centre of a circle to any point on the circumference

The radius is the same at any point. It determines the size of the circle. A circle of radius 5cm is bigger than a circle of 2cm. Once you hear radius, the plane figure that comes to mind is circle.

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**DIAMETER OF A CIRCLE**

This is a straight line passing from one point of the circumference to the other side through the centre of a circle.

The red line seen in the figure above is the diameter of the Circle. The diameter is the longest line touching two points on the circumference of the circle. It is denoted by D.

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**RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIAMETER AND RADIUS**

In order to understand the relationship between a radius and a diameter, let�s use the images below

Diameter = 2 X radius

**AREA OF A CIRCLE**

**Definition**

The Blue part is the area of the circle.

Area of a circle is the total amount of a space in a circle

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**How to Find the Area of a Circle Using Radius**

AREA OF A CIRCLE= π * SQUARE OF A THE CIRCLE RADIUS

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**How to Find the Area of a Circle Using Diameter**

In terms of diameter, we have

Since we know that

D=2*R

Therefore,

**R= D/2**

Wherever you see radius, put D/2.

Area

**=π * (D/2)²****Perimeter of a Circle**

This is the length of the circumference given as

**Perimeter = 2 * π *R**

In terms of diameter,

**= π D**

**FOR EXAMPLE,**

Calculate the area of a circle whose radius is 7cm.

Solution

From the formulae above, we know what to do.

π= 22/7

Radius= 7cm

**AREA= π * R²**

= 22/7 * 7 * 7 = 22 * 7

= 154cm^2

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