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Length of rope tied around three equal circles touching each other

  • Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2021

Given r is the radius of three equal circles touching each other. The task is to find the length of the rope tied around the circles as shown below:

Examples: 

Input: r = 7 
Output: 86

Input: r = 14 
Output: 172 
 



Approach: As it can be clearly seen from above image, the part of the length of rope which is not touching the circle is 2r + 2r + 2r = 6r
The part of the rope which is touching the circles make a sector of 120 degrees on each circle. Thus, three sectors of 120 degrees each can be considered as a complete one circle of 360 degrees. 
Therefore, Length of rope touching the circle is 2 * PI * r where PI = 22 / 7 and r is the radius of the circle. 
Hence, the total length of the rope will be ( 2 * PI * r ) + 6r.

Below is the implementation of the above approach:  

C++




// C++ program to find the length
// of rope
#include<bits/stdc++.h>
using namespace std;
#define PI 3.14159265
 
// Function to find the length
// of rope
float length_rope( float r )
{
    return ( ( 2 * PI * r ) + 6 * r );
}
 
// Driver code
int main()
{
    float r = 7;
    cout<<ceil(length_rope( r ))<<endl;
    return 0;
}

C




// C program to find the length
// of rope
#include <stdio.h>
#define PI 3.14159265
 
// Function to find the length
// of rope
float length_rope( float r )
{
    return ( ( 2 * PI * r ) + 6 * r );
}
 
// Driver code
int main()
{
    float r = 7;
    printf("%f",
           length_rope( r ));
    return 0;
}

Java




// Java code to find the length
// of rope
import java.lang.*;
 
class GFG {
 
    static double PI = 3.14159265;
 
    // Function to find the length
    // of rope
    public static double length_rope(double r)
    {
        return ((2 * PI * r) + 6 * r);
    }
 
    // Driver code
    public static void main(String[] args)
    {
        double r = 7;
        System.out.println(length_rope(r));
    }
}

Python3




# Python3 code to find the length
# of rope
PI = 3.14159265
     
# Function to find the length
# of rope
def length_rope( r ):
    return ( ( 2 * PI * r ) + 6 * r )
     
# Driver code
r = 7
print( length_rope( r ))

C#




// C# code to find the length
// of rope
using System;
 
class GFG {
    static double PI = 3.14159265;
 
    // Function to find the length
    // of rope
    public static double length_rope(double r)
    {
        return ((2 * PI * r) + 6 * r);
    }
 
    // Driver code
    public static void Main()
    {
        double r = 7.0;
        Console.Write(length_rope(r));
    }
}

PHP




<?php
// PHP program to find the
// length of rope
$PI = 3.14159265;
 
// Function to find the length
// of rope
function length_rope( $r )
{
    global $PI;
    return ( ( 2 * $PI * $r ) + 6 * $r );
}
 
// Driver code
$r=7;
echo(length_rope( $r ));
?>

Javascript




<script>
 
// Javascript program to find the length
// of rope
const PI = 3.14159265;
 
// Function to find the length
// of rope
function length_rope(r)
{
    return((2 * PI * r) + 6 * r);
}
 
// Driver code
let r = 7;
document.write(Math.ceil(length_rope(r)));
 
// This code is contributed by souravmahato348
 
</script>
Output: 
86

 

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