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 Circumference:  The distance around a circle.

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Two semicircles are part of 100 meter turns on a track. If these semicircles are combined, they would form a circle with circumference of 200 meters. This information helps builders determine the diameter of this circle, which would be the distance across the infield of the track.


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The circumference of a wheel is the distance that an object will travel in one revolution. For example, a trundle wheel is a device that measures distance because its circumference is exactly one meter or one yard.

 

The tire of a bicycle wheel runs around the outside of the wheel and represents the circumference of a circle.

A hi wheel is a bicycle with one large front wheel and one small rear wheel. The wheels provide examples of how circles are used in real-life. The tire or outside rim of each wheel represents the circumference of the circle.