1. ## Circle probability

Five concentric circles with radii 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are drawn, one inside the other, dividing the circle of radius 5 into five regions: a circle of radius and 4 annuli (rings). What is the probability that a point chosen randomly from within the circle of radius 5 lies in the annulus whose inner radius is 3 and whose outer radius is 4? Can someone tell me if this is the right answer? i got a 7/25 chance. THanks!

2. Hello, jarny!

You're correct . . . Nice work!

3. ## Re: Circle probability

How? could you explain. i need help with the same question. thank you.

4. ## Re: Circle probability

Hello, mmathh!

Five concentric circles with radii 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 are drawn, one inside the other,
dividing the circle of radius 5 into five regions: a circle of radius 1 and 4 annuli (rings).

What is the probability that a point chosen randomly from within the circle of radius 5
lies in That Ring whose inner radius is 3 and whose outer radius is 4?

The total area is: .$\displaystyle A \:=\:\pi r^2 \:=\:\pi(5^2) \:=\:25\pi$

The circle with radius 4 has area: .$\displaystyle \pi (4^2) \,=\,16\pi$
The circle with radius 3 has area: .$\displaystyle \pi(3^2) \,=\,9\pi$

The area of That Ring is: .$\displaystyle 16\pi - 9\pi \,=\,7\pi$

Therefore: .$\displaystyle P(\text{point is in That Ring}) \:=\:\frac{7\pi}{25\pi} \:=\:\frac{7}{25}$