React – calculate dots position in a circle


I have a wheel looks like this:

looks like this

I want to put the yellow bulbs on the circle, I’m thinking about using position: "absolute", top: xxx, left: yyy to achieve this, I guess that I will need some math to calculate corresponding top and left/right for each bulb but I dont know how.


You could use the following functions to get X and Y coords

Example for a circle with 100 px radius:

function getCircleY(radians, radius) {
  return Math.sin(radians) * radius;

function getCircleX(radians, radius) {
  return Math.cos(radians) * radius;

console.log("Y coord at 0 degree", getCircleY(0, 100));
console.log("X coord at 0 degree", getCircleX(0, 100));

console.log("Y coord at 180 degree", getCircleY(Math.PI, 100));
console.log("X coord at 180 degree", getCircleX(Math.PI, 100));

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Answered By – Thomas Zimmermann

Answer Checked By – Terry (AngularFixing Volunteer)

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