The Lesson

The diameter of a circle is twice the radius.

How to Find the Diameter from the Radius

Finding the diameter from the radius is easy.

Question

What is the radius of the circle, with radius 5 cm, below?

Step-by-Step:

1

Multiply the radius, 5cm, by 2.
5 × 2 = 10 cm

Answer:

The diameter of the circle is 10 cm.

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What Is a Circle?

A circle is a shape containing a set of points that are all the same distance from the center. This distance is the radius.

The diameter is the line through the center of the circle that has its endpoints on the circle.