Dividing a CircleDate: 5/29/96 at 22:6:27 From: Vecziedl Subject: Area of circle and pi If pi is 3.141..., can a circle truly be separated into 4 equal parts? -Annie V. Date: 5/30/96 at 14:36:22 From: Doctor Darrin Subject: Re: Area of circle and pi Yes, a circle can be separated into 4 equal parts. The parts will each have area equal to one fourth of the circle's area, so if the circle has radius one, each part will have area pi/4=.785... The fact that pi is not an integer means that the area is not an integer, but it doesn't mean that we can't divide the circle into equal parts. -Doctor Darrin, The Math Forum Check out our web site! http://mathforum.org/dr.math/ |
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