What is the diameter?Is it the distance from side to side passing throught the center of the circle?  

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giorgiana1976 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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The diameter of the circle is the double of it's radius.



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atyourservice | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 3) Valedictorian

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yes it is it the distance from side to side passing through the center of the circle

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revolution | College Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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Diameter is a line that touches any two points in a circle, which must pass through the center of the circle. If you half the diameter, it will be the radius, r of the circle, so it is like saying two times the "r" value, like this: D=2r. It helps you to solve circumference of the circle, the equation being pi*d