Inscribed and Circumscribed Figures: Definition & Construction


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Which of the following shows a circle inscribed in a square?

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1. Which of the following shows a circle circumscribed by a triangle?

2. What is the area of the shaded area, rounded to the nearest whole number?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Inscribed and circumscribed figures are shapes drawn inside or outside of another figure. This quiz and worksheet combo will test your ability to spot certain shapes inscribed within a shape or circumscribed by another shape. You'll also have to know how to calculate the area of a circle given the area of a corresponding square.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • Identifying inscribed figures
  • Identifying circumscribed figures
  • Finding the area of figures

Skills Practiced

These assessment assets allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related geometry lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as inscribed and circumscribed figures
  • Problem solving - use your knowledge to determine the area of a given shaded figure

Additional Learning

Need to know more? Check out the lesson called Inscribed and Circumscribed Figures: Definition & Construction. You'll find out more about:

  • How to differentiate between inscribed and circumscribed shapes
  • What a vertex and tangent are
  • Ways to use formulas to practice finding the area of inscribed or circumscribed figures