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## What is the measure of the radius?

radius is always half the length of its diameter. For example, if the diameter is 4 cm, the radius equals 4 cm ÷ 2 = 2 cm.

## Is diameter a radius?

The diameter is defined as twice the length of the radius of a circle. The radius is measured from the center of a circle to one endpoint of the circle, whereas, the distance of diameter is measured from one end of the circle to a point on the other end of the circle, passing through the center.

**How do you read a radius?**

Just remember to divide the diameter by two to get the radius. If you were asked to find the radius instead of the diameter, you would simply divide 7 feet by 2 because the radius is one-half the measure of the diameter. The radius of the circle is 3.5 feet.

**What is a radius corner on a countertop?**

Radius corners refer to the degree of “roundness” the countertop corners will have. These are the corners that are exposed to traffic areas or where people walk. The first illustration below indicates 90-degree corner that is generally used for countertop edges that abut to a wall or backsplash.

### What is the symbol for radius?

letter r

Radius is the length from the midpoint of the circle to the outer edge of the circle. The radius is represented by the lowercase letter r.

### How to use a measuring tape for diameter?

How to Use a Measuring Tape for Diameter 1 Find the center of a circular area and mark it in some way. 2 Secure a tape measure anywhere on the circle and pull the tape measure to a point on the opposite side of the circle. 3 Measure just the radius of the circle if it is very large.

**Which is an example of the radius of a circle?**

A spoke on a wagon wheel is a good example of a radius of a circle. If you need to find the diameter of a circle, many times you can do so with a tape measure. A circle is defined as a curved line in which every point is equally distant from the center.

**How do you read a tape measure on a computer?**

To read a tape measure find the number next to the large tick, and then find how many small ticks past it the measurement is. Add the number next to the large tick with the fraction to get the measurement. eg. if your 5 ticks past the number 4 tick then the measurement is 4 5⁄ 16“.

## Why does the hook on a tape measure slide?

The hook on a tape measure usually slides just a little bit. This is by design to account for the thickness of the hook on the end. This allows the tape measure to be accurate when hooking onto a surface and also when butting the end up to a surface.