center


Definition of Center

  • Center of a circle is the point inside the circle, from which all points on the circle are the same distance.

Examples of Center

  • In the figure shown, O is the center of the circle. A, B, C, and D are points on the circle.

OA = OB = OC = OD 

Solved Example on Center

Identify the center of the circle shown in the figure.

 

Choices:

A. A

B. B

C. C

D. D         

Correct Answer: C

Solution:

Step 1: Among the points shown in the figure, C seems to be the point that is equidistant from all the points on the circle.

Step 2: So, C is the center of the circle.

                                 

Related Terms for Center

  • Circle
  • Point
  • Equidistant