Diameter - Examples, Exercises and Solutions

A diameter is a section that connects two points that lie on the circumference, that passes through the center of the circle. The diameter is actually twice the radius.

As in the case of the radius, as well as in the case of the diameter, there are an infinite number of diameters on the circumference, and all are identical in length.

Below is an example of a circle with several diameters marked in different colors.

Diameter

Practice Diameter

Exercise #1

There are only 4 radii in a circle.

Step-by-Step Solution

A radius is a straight line that connects the center of the circle with a point on the circle itself.

Therefore, the answer is incorrect, as there are infinite radii.

Answer

False

Exercise #2

M is the center of the circle.

In the figure we observe 3 diameters?

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Answer

No

Exercise #3

Is there sufficient data to determine that

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Answer

No

Exercise #4

M is the center of the circle.

Perhaps MF=MC MF=MC

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Answer

Yes

Exercise #5

M is the center of the circle.

Perhaps AB=CD AB=CD

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Answer

No

Exercise #1

In which of the circles is the center of the circle marked?

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Answer

Exercise #2

M is the center of the circle below.

AB=10 AB=10

Can a chord with a length of 15 cm be drawn in the circle?

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Answer

No

Exercise #3

M is the center of the circle shown below.

AB is a chord in the circle and is 8 long.

Which of the options is a reasonable length for circle's diameter?

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Answer

16 16

Exercise #4

Fill in the corresponding sign

π?3.147 \pi?3.147

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Answer

= =

Exercise #5

Fill in the corresponding sign

π?3.2 \pi?3.2

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Answer

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Exercise #1

Is it possible for the circumference of a circle to be 10π 10\pi if its diameter is 2π 2\pi meters?

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Answer

No.

Exercise #2

Is it possible for the circumference of a circle to be 5π 5\pi meters if its diameter 5 meters?

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Answer

No.

Exercise #3

Is it possible for a circle to have a circumference of 314.159 meters (approximately) and a diameter of 100 meters?

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Answer

No.

Exercise #4

Is it possible that a circle with a circumference of 50.6 meters has a diameter of 29 meters?

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Answer

No.

Exercise #5

Is it possible that the circumference of a circle is 8 meters and its diameter is 4 meters?

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Answer

Impossible

Topics learned in later sections

  1. Circle
  2. The Circumference of a Circle
  3. The Center of a Circle
  4. Radius
  5. How is the radius calculated using its circumference?
  6. Perimeter
  7. Area
  8. Area of a circle