Introduction: Circumference of a Circle
How to find the Circumfrence of a Circle, the Quick and Easy Way!
Everybody here learned how to do this in 8th grade math, then again in geometry, but who actually remembers? Well, here's a brush up, in case you ever need to know this.
Let the Mathematics begin!!
Step 1: Materials
There are a few general requirements to do this. You need:
A. A Circle or Circular object (coins, hockey puck, etc.)
B. A Ruler, cm. or in. depending on which you use.
C. A Brain, I'm afraid so...
D. A Calculator, or if you're a whiz, C.
Step 2: Step A.
You need to locate two points, let's call them point A and point B, on opposite ends of the perimeter of the circle, as far away as they can be and still be on the edge. So that if a line went through them, it would go through the middle of the circle.
Step 3: Step B.
Now, measure the distance between the two points, this should be fairly easy to do. Try to get it as exact as possible.
The picture below shows what you should have (kind of), you're measuring the diameter.
Step 4: Mathematics
Now comes the Hard part. You take the measurement you just took, eg. 2 in., and multiply it by Pi (3.14), then you get the circumference of the circle, eg. 6.28, If you need help multiplying, Kiteman shows you how at https://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_Multiply/. Have fun! And don't poke your eye out on the circle!!
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