How To Calculate The Area Of A Circle



Generic Formula

Radius – This is the radius of the circle which you want to calculate the area of.

What It Does

This formula will calculate the area of a circle given its radius.

How It Works

The area of a circle is given by Pi*Radius^2 where Pi is a constant approximately equal to 3.14159265. Excel has this constant built in as a function with no parameter inputs PI().

The POWER function will take any number and raise it to the power of any other number. POWER(Radius,2) will return the square of the Radius. In our example, POWER(3,2) results in 9, and 3.14159265*9 = 28.27.

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John MacDougall

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John is a Microsoft MVP and freelance consultant and trainer specializing in Excel, Power BI, Power Automate, Power Apps and SharePoint. You can find other interesting articles from John on his blog or YouTube channel.


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