Just a reminder about what Diameter and Circumference are.

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Just a reminder about what Diameter and Circumference are.

eri86 eri86
I was reading some response to one of my reviews and noticed that the person who has edited my review had introduced a very large error to my review. I've fixed it.

They replaced they word circumference with diameter. Honestly. A toy 6 inches in diameter would be nearly 18 inches in circumference!

So just to be clear.

Circumference is the linear distance around the outside of a closed curve or circular object.

Diameter is the linear distance from side to side through the center.
06/16/2013
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MrWill MrWill
Quote:
Originally posted by eri86
I was reading some response to one of my reviews and noticed that the person who has edited my review had introduced a very large error to my review. I've fixed it.

They replaced they word circumference with diameter. Honestly. A toy 6 ...
You would be VERY surprised at the number of people who do not understand this.
06/16/2013
Gunsmoke Gunsmoke
Quote:
Originally posted by MrWill
You would be VERY surprised at the number of people who do not understand this.
This lack of understanding is more common than you would think. I have been 'flagged' for pointing this out to people who don't get it.

Maybe doing it this way will help the geometry-challenged among us.
06/17/2013
This Is For The Birds This Is For The Birds
I am speechless that first off I am reading this as a post and second the response that people just don't understand.

This was something I learned in middle school and again refreshed with it all through high school. How can someone not understand this? Even if you are mathematically challenged. I guess Wow! is all I can say.
06/17/2013
Trysexual Trysexual
Pretty sad to hear this
06/17/2013
Heartthrob Heartthrob
Quote:
Originally posted by eri86
I was reading some response to one of my reviews and noticed that the person who has edited my review had introduced a very large error to my review. I've fixed it.

They replaced they word circumference with diameter. Honestly. A toy 6 ...
I've had problems with this from other reviewers. Thanks for clarifying for everyone!
06/17/2013
sunflower sunflower
Quote:
Originally posted by eri86
I was reading some response to one of my reviews and noticed that the person who has edited my review had introduced a very large error to my review. I've fixed it.

They replaced they word circumference with diameter. Honestly. A toy 6 ...
Welcome to the American education system! Loooool with the way my school district was I am not surprised at this tbh.

MATH
Here's an explanation without the math words!
06/17/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
Also, if you want to FIND the circumference, you can multiply the diameter by 3.14. I've had to do that a few times as sometimes sites only list the diameter, and I tend to think better in terms of circumference.
06/17/2013
Cinnyree Cinnyree
so someone edited your review to make it incorrect?
06/17/2013
laflauta laflauta
Good thing you caught the mistake! A 6 inch diameter is a painful thought.
06/17/2013
Ms. N Ms. N
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
Also, if you want to FIND the circumference, you can multiply the diameter by 3.14. I've had to do that a few times as sometimes sites only list the diameter, and I tend to think better in terms of circumference.
I Pi.
06/17/2013
mpfm mpfm
A six inch diameter---Ouch! I am glad you caught the mistake.

Thanks for the public service announcement. Diameter and circumference are easy to confuse.
06/18/2013
Kodie Kodie
Quote:
Originally posted by sunflower
Welcome to the American education system! Loooool with the way my school district was I am not surprised at this tbh.


Here's an explanation without the math words!
Great pic.
06/18/2013
dancingduo dancingduo
Thanks for the reminder of others. I prefer the diameter measurement.
06/18/2013
VeganChick (is Gone) VeganChick (is Gone)
Goodness! Thanks for giving people a reminder. Hopefully it won't happen again.
06/18/2013
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
Quote:
Originally posted by eri86
I was reading some response to one of my reviews and noticed that the person who has edited my review had introduced a very large error to my review. I've fixed it.

They replaced they word circumference with diameter. Honestly. A toy 6 ...
Holy GAWD that would make an elephant wince! Thanks for the clarification.
06/18/2013
js250 js250
THANK YOU!!! I have had many people try to correct me when I use diameter...I refuse to add circumference.
06/18/2013
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