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Year 9 Interactive Maths - Second Edition


Circumference of a Circle

The perimeter of a circle is called the circumference.  The circumference is the distance around the circle.


The circumference, C, of a circle is given by the formula

 

where r is the radius of the circle, and


Example 4

A circular swimming pool has a radius of 14 m.  Find the circumference of the pool.

Solution:

So, the circumference of the pool is 88 m.


Note:


Example 5

A circular flower-bed has a radius of 9 m.  Find the circumference of the flower-bed.

Solution:

So, the circumference of the flower-bed is 56.5487 m.

 
Key Terms

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