How does the arc length equal the radian measure of angle AOB ? (question 2 on page 271)
When a circle’s radius is 1, its arc lengths are equal to their radian measures.
The full circumference of a circle is . When , the circumference is —the same as the radian measure of a full circle.
Remember that arc length and central angle are proportional:
When and the circumference is , the denominators in that equation are equal, so the arc length will always equal the measure of the central angle in radians.