Let us take a circle

Distance around the circle is called circumference of circle.

So, Perimeter of circle is actually circumference of circle.

For a circle with radius r,

Circumference = 2πr

Here,

r is the radius,

and

π = pi

It’s value is

π = 3.14159265359……

We write it as

π = 3.14 or π = 22/7

Let’s take some examples

### Find circumference of circle with radius 3.5 cm

Radius = r

= 3.5 cm

Circumference = 2πr

= 2 × 22/7 × 3.5

= 2 × 22/7 × 35/10

= 2 × 22/1 × 5/10

= 22 × 5/5

= 22 × 1 =
**
22 cm
**

#### Find circumference of circle with radius 7.0 cm

Radius = r

= 7 cm

Circumference = 2πr

= 2 × 22/7 × 7

= 2 × 22/1 × 1

=
**
44 cm
**

#### Find circumference of circle with diameter 21 cm

Diameter = 21 cm

Radius = r = Diameter/2

= 21/2

Circumference = 2πr

= 2 × 22/7 × 21/2

= 22/7 × 21/1

= 22 × 3

=
**
66 cm
**

#### Find circumference of circle with diameter 42 cm

Diameter = 42 cm

Radius = r = Diameter/2

= 42/2

= 21 cm

Circumference = 2πr

= 2 × 22/7 × 21

= 2 × 22/1 × 3

= 44 × 3

=
**
132 cm
**

#### Find circumference of circle with radius 5 cm

Radius = r

= 5 cm

Circumference = 2πr

= 2 × 3.14 × 5

= 3.14 × 5 × 2

= 3.14 × 10

=
**
31.4 cm
**

#### Find circumference of circle with diameter 30 cm

Diameter = 30 cm

Radius = r = Diameter/2

= 30/2

= 15 cm

Circumference = 2πr

= 2 × 3.14 × 15

= 3.14 × 2 × 15

= 314/100 × 30

= 314/10 × 3

= 942/10

=
**
94.2 cm
**

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