If you need to solve some geometry exercises, this circumference calculator might help you. It is a tool created to find the diameter, circumference and area of any circle. Continue reading to learn:
- what is the definition of circumference,
- how to find a circumference of a circle,
- how to convert circumference to diameter.
As is the case with all of our tools, circumference calculator works in all directions: circumference to diameter calculator, circumference to radius, circumference to area, radius to circumference, radius to diameter (duh!), radius to area, diameter to circumference, diameter to radius (yes, again with rocket science), diameter to area, area to circumference, area to diameter or area to radius.
If you want to draw a circle on the Cartesian plane, you might find this equation of a circle calculator useful.
Definition of circumference
Circumference of a circle is the linear distance calculated along its edge. It is similar to perimeter of a geometric figure, but the term 'perimeter' is rather used to describe the property of polygons.
Circumference is often misspelled as circumfrence.
Formula for circumference
The following equation describes the relation between circumference and radius
R of a circle:
C = 2πR
The constant π is approximately equal to 3.14159...
A similarly simple formula determines the relation between the area of a circle and its radius:
A = π * R^2
How to find the circumference of a circle
- Determine the radius of a circle. Let's assume it's equal to 14 cm.
- Substitute this value to the formula for circumference:
C = 2*π*R = 2*π*14 = 87.9646 cm.
- You can also find the area of a circle:
A = π * R^2 = π * 14^2 = 615.752 cm^2.
- Finally, you can find the diameter - it is simply two times the radius:
D = 2*R = 2*14 = 28 cm.
- Use our circumference calculator to find the radius when given circumference or area of the circle.
If you wish to calculate the properties of a three-dimensional solid, such as a sphere, cylinder or cone, it's best to use our volume calculator.
Circumference to diameter
You probably noticed that since diameter is twice the radius, the proportion between circumference and diameter is equal to π:
C/D = 2πR / 2R = π
This proportion (circumference to diameter) is the definition of the constant pi. It is used in many areas, including physics and mathematics. For example, you can find it in the centrifugal force calculator.