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## Homework Statement

The radius of a circle increases from 3 to 3.01 cm. Find the approximate change in its perimeter.

Here's a link to the actual question, in case you need the answer for 6(a) to solve 6(b)

http://imgur.com/a/nQt6M

## Homework Equations

Perimeter of circle = 2πr

Area of circle = πr^2

dy/dx ≈ the limit of δy/δx as δx approaches 0

## The Attempt at a Solution

Well I only have a problem in solving 6(b).

We know that δr = 3.01-3 = 0.01cm, and so that means δr is already approaching to 0

From this we can say that dp/dr ≈ δp/δr

So to find the change in the perimeter, (dp/dr)(δr) = δp

My only problem here is to find dp/dr

We know the perimeter of circle is 2πr, so by differentiating this we get dp/dr = 2π. But I don't understand, because now I can't input the value r =3cm into dp/dr since the r

**isn't there anymore after the equation is differentiated.**I feel like the equation would only make sense if the the value dp/dr is equated with the value r=3cm so we know the change of the perimeter at THAT exact point. Since δr= 3.01-3, the diffrence in value is so small that it is ≈ dp/dr when r=3.

My final answer would look like δp= 2π(0.01)

= π/50

It's like it makes sense but at the same time it also doesn't make sense and I feel frustrated by it. Thanks for reading!