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What is 3π


Here we will answer the following three questions. a) What is 3Pi? (What is 3π?), b) What is the area of a circle if the radius is 3?, and c) What is the circumference of circle if the radius is 3?

is another way of writing 3 times Pi (3 x 3.14). Therefore, the answer to our first question is:

3π = 9.42



Area: Next, we will calculate the area of a circle if the radius is 3. The formula for the area of a circle is πr2, which means that the area of a circle with a radius of 3 is:

π32 = 28.27



Circumference: Finally, we will calculate the circumference of a circle if the radius is 3. The formula for the circumference of a circle is 2πr, which means that the circumference of a circle with a radius of 3 is:

2π3 = 18.85




Note: π or Pi has an infinite number of decimals. For our calculations on this page with a radius of 3, we used Pi with eleven decimals as 3.14159265358 and then we rounded all our answers to two decimals.

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Helpful Definitions:

Radius: The distance between the center of a circle to the edge of the circle. In our example on this page it was 3.

Diameter: The distance between one side of a circle to the exact opposite side of the circle. This is the same as 2 times radius. (For example, if the radius is 3, then the diameter must be 6.)

Pi: The ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. This is a fixed number regardless of circle size.




Formulas used on this page:

We used the following formulas on this page, where A is Area of circle, C is Circumference of circle, and r is radius:

A = πr2

C = 2πr


 


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