How Do You Find the Area of a Semicircle?
To find the area of a semicircle, use the formula 1/2(pi x r^2). You need the value of "r," or radius of the circle, and pi.
- Determine the radius
Measure the distance from the center of the circle of which the semicircle is part to its edge. This is its radius.
- Find r2
Multiply the radius of the semicircle by itself.
- Multiply pi by r^2
Find the product of pi, which is rounded to 3.14, and the square of the radius.
- Determine the area
Using the formula for finding the area of a semicircle, divide the product of the squared radius and pi by 2. If the radius of the semicircle is 2 centimeters, then the area is 1/2(3.14 x 2 x 2), or 6.28 square centimeters.