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Ross 54
We're all familiar with the formula for the area of a circle: A=Pi . r2
Can anyone offer a formula for the area of a circle that mentions neither the radius nor the circumference of the circle? Clue: This is possible, given enough time.
Ross 54
We're all familiar with the formula for the area of a circle: A=Pi . r2
Can anyone offer a formula for the area of a circle that mentions neither the radius nor the circumference of the circle? Clue: This is possible, given enough time.
Ross 54
Thanks to all who replied. I wasn't thinking of a solution that used the diameter of the circle divided by 2, since that is, by definition, the radius. I wasn't thinking of a using a random chord to find the radius, either, nor the pie slice (polygonal) method.
It is possible, without reference to the radius, diameter or circumference of a circle, to determine its area. One measurement is made, and then a simple multiplication, and the product of this is then multiplied by Pi to get the area of the circle. Clue: This should be gotten in ten minutes, as measured by the clock.edit on 10-12-2013 by Ross 54 because: improved paragraph structure