# Area of a Circle Practice Problems with Answers

There are twelve (12) practice problems in this exercise about the **area of the circle**. You may use a calculator. Do not round intermediate calculations.

Round your final answer to two **decimal places** unless the exact answer is required.

For your convenience, I have included the different variations of formulas that you can use to find the area of a circle.

**Problem 1:** What is the area of a circle with radius [latex]8[/latex] meters? Leave your answer in terms of [latex]\large{\pi}[/latex].

## Answer

This problem requires us to leave our answer in terms of [latex]\pi[/latex].

[latex]64\pi [/latex] square meters

**Problem 2:** The diameter of a circle is [latex]4.5[/latex] feet. Find its area. Use [latex]\pi = 3.1416[/latex].

## Answer

[latex]15.90[/latex] square feet

**Problem 3:** Find the area of the circle below with a given radius. Use [latex]\pi = 3.14[/latex]

## Answer

[latex]907.46[/latex] square centimeters

**Problem 4:** Find the area of the circle below with a given diameter. Use the value of [latex]\pi[/latex] on your calculator.

## Answer

Make sure that you use the internal value of [latex]\pi[/latex] on your calculator.

[latex]60.00[/latex] square inches

**Problem 5:** The circumference of a circle is [latex]22.2[/latex] feet. What is its area? Use [latex]\pi = 3.14[/latex]

## Answer

[latex]39.24[/latex] square feet

**Problem 6:** Determine the area of a dinner plate with a circumference of [latex]37.68[/latex] inches. Use [latex]\pi = 3.14[/latex].

## Answer

[latex]113.04[/latex] square inches

**Problem 7:** The radius of a circle is [latex]5[/latex] inches. Find the area of the circle expressed in square centimeters [latex]c{m^2}[/latex]. Use 1 in = 2.54 cm. Use [latex]\pi = 3.14[/latex].

## Answer

Convert [latex]5[/latex] inches to centimeters.

The area is

[latex]506.45[/latex] square centimeters

**Problem 8:** The diameter of a circle is [latex]12.4[/latex] miles. Calculate the area of the circle in terms of square kilometers [latex]k{m^2}[/latex]. Use 1 mi = 1.609 km. Use [latex]\pi = 3.1416[/latex].

## Answer

Convert [latex]12.4[/latex] miles to kilometers.

The area is

[latex]312.64[/latex] square kilometers

**Problem 9:** What is the radius of a circle with an area of [latex]73.12[/latex] square miles [latex]m{i^2}[/latex]? Use [latex]\large{\pi = {{22} \over 7}}[/latex].

## Answer

[latex]4.82[/latex] miles

**Problem 10:** Determine the diameter of the circle having an area of [latex]100[/latex] square yards [latex]y{d^2}[/latex]. Use [latex]\large{\pi = {{22} \over 7}}[/latex].

## Answer

[latex]11.28[/latex] miles

**Problem 11:** Find the area of the semicircle below with a diameter of [latex]8[/latex] centimeters. Use [latex]\pi = 3.1416[/latex].

## Answer

The area of a semicircle is **half** of the area of a circle.

[latex]27.33[/latex] square centimeters

**Problem 12:** Both circles share the same center. Find the **exact** area of the shaded region.

## Answer

Area of the **shaded region** = area of the larger circle **minus **area of the smaller (inner) circle

[latex]21\pi [/latex] square inches

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