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Geometric Shapes: Circle

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We’ve already seen some of the main geometric shapes in earlier posts. In this post, we’re going to look more in depth at the circle.

The circle is a geometrical shape that is made by drawing a curve that always has the same distance from the point that we refer to as the center.

In just a little bit, we’re going to learn about the different parts of the circle.


The “length” of the circle is called the circumference.

The only difference between the circumference of the circle and the circle is that the circumference is a numerical value (sometimes with units), and the circle the actual figure that the circumference is measuring.


The center of the circle is the point from which all points on the circle are the same distance.



A radius is a segment drawn from the center of the circle to any point on the circle. 


A chord is a segment drawn from one point on the circle to another point on the circle.


A diameter is a chord that passes through the center of the circle. The diameter of a circle is the length of a diameter of the circle. The diameter is twice as long as the radius.


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