Video: Estimating the Radius of a Circle given Its Circumference Using a Given Formula for That Circumference

The circumference ๐ถ of a circle can be estimated using the formula ๐ถ = 44/7 (๐‘Ÿ), where ๐‘Ÿ is the radius. Find an estimate of the radius of a circle with ๐ถ = 67.1. Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

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The circumference ๐ถ of a circle can be estimated using the formula ๐ถ equals forty-four sevenths ๐‘Ÿ, where ๐‘Ÿ is the radius. Find an estimate of the radius of a circle with ๐ถ equals 67.1. Round your answer to the nearest tenth.

Weโ€™re given this formula ๐ถ equals 44 over seven ๐‘Ÿ to estimate circumference. And then weโ€™re given the circumference of a circle. And itโ€™s asking us to estimate the radius.

Weโ€™ll take the circumference given, 67.1, set it equal to forty-four sevenths times the radius. To find the radius, weโ€™ll need to get ๐‘Ÿ by itself.

We can do that by multiplying both sides of the equation by seven over 44. Seven over 44 cancels out forty-four sevenths. And that leaves us with the radius isolated on the right and seven times 61.1 [67.1] divided by 44 on the left. Seven times 67.1 equals 469.7. We need to divide that number by 44.

When we do that, we get a radius thatโ€™s equal to 10.675. We need this value to the nearest tenth. The digit to the right of the tenths place is a seven, which means we round this six up to a seven. And everything to the left of the tenths place stays the same. The radius rounded to the nearest tenth is 10.7.

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