Area and Circumference of a Square

I know that the derivative of the area of a circle (pi*r^2) is the circumference of a circle (2pi*r). How can I show that relationship exists with the area and circumference of a square? (assuming the radius of a square is the distance from its centerpoint to each of its vertices)

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Re: Area and Circumference of a Square

If you know about circles, I would be very surprised if you did not know that the area of a square of side length s is and its 'circumference' (more commonly called 'perimeter' for everything except circles) is P= 4s. You also should know (using the Pythagorean theorem), that the length of a diagonal is and so what you are calling the 'radius' is half the diagonal, . From that, . Replacing s by that in the previous formulas, the area is and the perimeter is .

Notice that the constants multiplying in the area in the perimeter are not the same. There is no single number like for squares.

Re: Area and Circumference of a Square

So that relationship does not exist with squares?

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Re: Area and Circumference of a Square

Squares do not have a circumference.