# can anybody tell me how to calculate circumference of sector?

area of sector and circumference

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The area of a circle is πr2 (2 means squared since we can't put it on superscript) and the circumference is 2πr.

Let's start with the area first. Since a sector is a portion of the circle,

Area of Sector= Angle of Sector/360 degrees x πr2

The circumference is more difficult.

Circumference= (Angle of Sector/360 degrees x 2πr) + 2r

This is because 2πr only calculates the outer part but not the radius itself.

To sum it up,

Area of Sector= Angle of Sector/360 degrees x πr2

Circumference= (Angle of Sector/360 degrees x 2πr) + 2r

Note: π here means 22/7 or 3.14, but it depends on what the question wants.

Circumference of a sector = (x/360)*2*(22/7)*r

where x = angle of sector

• Anonymous
5 years ago

Distance from O to S is length of radius = 2 cm Area of circle = πr² = 4π cm² A whole circle is 2π radians Sector is π/5 radians So area of sector is (π/5) / (2π) = 1/10 of area of circle Area of sector = 1/10 *4π cm² = 2π/5 cm²