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whit.millwork

06:38PM | 03/18/05
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
how do you figure the square footage of a house that is built in the shape of a half circle? thanks

tomh

07:54PM | 03/18/05
Member Since: 07/01/03
549 lifetime posts
Area of a circle = Pi x radius squared, or 3.14 times half the diameter squared.

In your case the radius is the distance from the long flat wall to the outer edge of the curved wall in feet.

so half a circle is [(3.14 x width) x (3.14 x width)]/2 or more simply (Pi*r^2)/2

whit.millwork

02:24AM | 03/19/05
Member Since: 04/10/03
116 lifetime posts
thanks for your quick reply.

briannunes

09:19PM | 05/24/07
Member Since: 05/24/07
1 lifetime posts
I'm trying to figure out how many yards of concrete I will need for my steps. They're half circle shape. The bottom step is has a radius of 15.7, and sticks out 5' foot from the house. The top step has a radius of 9.42, and sticks out 3' from the house. Both steps are 8" tall.

fugazi48

08:09AM | 05/25/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
We may need a drawing of this. The part that sticks out away from the house, is this rectangle shaped? So it would be a half circle next to a rectangle?

check my math.

rectangles:

8/12*(9.42*2)*3 = 62.8ftcu

and 8/12*(15.7*2)*5 =104.7ftcu

plus your two semicircles

0.5 *(3.14159*9.42*9.42)*8/12= 258.1 ftcu

and

0.5 *(3.14159*15.7*15.7)*8/12= 92.9

ftcu

I got 518 cubic ft.

There should be 9 cubict feet in a yard. so I get 57.6

Best to check the math. No warranty.

fugazi48

08:13AM | 05/25/07
Member Since: 03/08/06
192 lifetime posts
maybe there are 27cubic feet in a cubic yard. cr*p.

19.18. That sounds a little better


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