# FINDING THE AREA OF A CIRCLE WORKSHEET

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Finding the area of a circle worksheet :

Worksheet on finding area of a circle is much useful to the students who would like to practice problems on circles.

## Finding the area of a circle worksheet - Questions

1.  Find the area of a circle whose radius is 7 cm.

2.  Find the area of a circle whose diameter is 40 inches.

3.  A biscuit recipe calls for the dough to be rolled out and circles to be cut from the dough. The biscuit cutter has a radius of 4 cm. Find the area of the top of the biscuit once it is cut. Use 3.14 for π. ## Finding the area of a circle worksheet - Answers

Question 1 :

Find the area of a circle whose radius is 7 cm.

Answer :

Step 1 :

Area of a circle  =  πr²

Radius is given in the question. That is 7 cm.

Plug r  =  7  in the above formula.

Area of the circle  =  π(7)²

Step 2 :

Since radius is a multiple of 7, we can use π    22/7.

Area of the circle    (22/7) x (7)²

Simplify

Area of the circle    22 x 7

Area of the circle    154 square cm.

Hence, the area of the circle is about 154 square cm.

Question 2 :

Find the area of a circle whose diameter is 40 inches.

Answer :

Step 1 :

Area of a circle  =  πr²

We know that

Radius  =  Diameter / 2

Radius  =  40/2  =  20 inches

Step 2 :

Plug r  =  20  in the above formula.

Area of the circle  =  π(20)²

Step 3 :

Since radius is not a multiple of 7, we can use π    3.14.

Area of the circle    (3.14) x (20)²

Area of the circle    3.14 x 400

Area of the circle    1256 square in.

Hence, the area of the circle is about 1256 square in.

Question 3 :

A biscuit recipe calls for the dough to be rolled out and circles to be cut from the dough. The biscuit cutter has a radius of 4 cm. Find the area of the top of the biscuit once it is cut. Use 3.14 for π.

Answer :

Since the top of the biscuit is in the shape of a circle, we can use area of circle formula to find area of the top of the biscuit.

Step 1 :

Area of a circle  =  πr²

Radius is given in the question. That is 4 cm.

Plug r  =  4  in the above formula.

Area of the circle  =  π(4)²

Step 3 :

Since radius is not a multiple of 7, we can use π    3.14.

Area of the circle    (3.14) x (4)²

Area of the circle    3.14 x 16

Area of the circle    50.24 square cm.

The area of the biscuit is about 50.24 square cm.

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