These instructions are written in a simple format to explain how to find the diameter of a circle.

The diameter of a circle is 2 x the radius and is basically the span of two radii across the circle's center point thus forming a horizontal line across the entire circle like the example shows. The formula is expressed as: * d=2r* , where

For example, if * r=4* , then you multiply 4 by 2. In this case the diameter would be 6.

*You always multiply the radius x 2 to get the diameter of a circle.*

*You can divide the diameter by 2 to get the radius of a circle if the diameter is known.*

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