Definition of Radius
- Radius is the distance from the center of a circle or a sphere to any point on the circle or a sphere.
- In other words, radius is a line segment joining the center of a circle with any point on the circle.
Examples of Radius
- is a radius of the circle shown.
Solved Example on Radius
Find the radius of a circle with area 153.86 square inches.
Correct answer: C
Step 1: Area of a circle of radius
Step 2: 153.86 = [Substitute values.]
Step 3: [Divide each side by 3.14.]
Step 4: [Simplify.]
Step 5: [Evaluate square root on both sides.]
Step 6: r = 7 [Ignore the negative value.]
Related Terms for Radius
- Line Segment
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