How To: Find the area of a circle

Find the area of a circle

In this tutorial, we learn how to find the area of a circle. The line from the middle to the edge of the circle is called the radius. Find what this is in your equation, then multiply (3.14 X radius x radius). This will always work out the area of a circle for you. So, do this equation with your calculator or by hand, then you will have the correct answer for the area. Make sure to add the units squared after you get the answer. If you are given the diameter (line all the way across), you would need to cut that number in half to find the radius and continue on to the rest of the problem.

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