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Old January 27th 10, 06:45 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.worksheet.functions
Niek Otten Niek Otten is offline
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Default excel function to give the area of a circle?

With the radius in A1:

=PI()*A1^2

Or, with the diameter in A1:

=PI()*(A1/2)^2

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Niek Otten
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"bhoward425" wrote in message
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I'm working my way through learning to build spreadsheets. How would I
create
the function to give the area of a circle. I know the formula
A=PI*r(squared)
but don' know the excel functions. I tried "=(PI)*(Power('diameter
cell'/2),2)" but that wouldn't work.