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Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? (A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\) PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE:
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mirhaque wrote: Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1?
(A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\)
PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE: Look at the diagram below. The circle represented by the equation \(x^2+y^2 = 1\) is centered at the origin and has the radius of \(r=\sqrt{1}=1\) (for more on this check Coordinate Geometry chapter of math book: mathcoordinategeometry87652.html ). So, set T is the circle itself (red curve). Question is: if point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? All points (a,b) which satisfy this condition (belong to T and have ycoordinate > xcoordinate + 1) lie above the line y=x+1 (blue line). You can see that portion of the circle which is above the line is 1/4 of the whole circumference, hence P=1/4. Answer: A. If it were: set T consists of all points (x,y) such that \(x^2+y^2<1\) (so set T consists of all points inside the circle). If point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? Then as the area of the segment of the circle which is above the line is \(\frac{\pi{r^2}}{4}\frac{r^2}{2}=\frac{\pi2}{4}\) so \(P=\frac{area_{segment}}{area_{circle}}=\frac{\frac{\pi2}{4}}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi2}{4\pi}\). Hope it's clear. Attachment:
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Bunuel wrote: mirhaque wrote: Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1?
(A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\)
PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE: Look at the diagram below. Attachment: graph.php.png The circle represented by the equation \(x^2+y^2 = 1\) is centered at the origin and has the radius of \(r=\sqrt{1}=1\) (for more on this check Coordinate Geometry chapter of math book: mathcoordinategeometry87652.html ). So, set T is the circle itself (red curve). Question is: if point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? All points (a,b) which satisfy this condition (belong to T and have ycoordinate > xcoordinate + 1) lie above the line y=x+1 (blue line). You can see that portion of the circle which is above the line is 1/4 of the whole circumference, hence P=1/4. Answer: A. If it were: set T consists of all points (x,y) such that \(x^2+y^2<1\) (so set T consists of all points inside the circle). If point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? Then as the area of the segment of the circle which is above the line is \(\frac{\pi{r^2}}{4}\frac{r^2}{2}=\frac{\pi2}{4}\) so \(P=\frac{area_{segment}}{area_{circle}}=\frac{\frac{\pi2}{4}}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi2}{4\pi}\). Hope it's clear. Hi Bunnel, Can you pls explain how did u calculate area of segment above the line (pi2/4) for x^2+y^2<1 Anu



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Bunuel wrote: mirhaque wrote: Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1?
(A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\)
PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE: Look at the diagram below. Attachment: graph.php.png The circle represented by the equation \(x^2+y^2 = 1\) is centered at the origin and has the radius of \(r=\sqrt{1}=1\) (for more on this check Coordinate Geometry chapter of math book: mathcoordinategeometry87652.html ). So, set T is the circle itself (red curve). Question is: if point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? All points (a,b) which satisfy this condition (belong to T and have ycoordinate > xcoordinate + 1) lie above the line y=x+1 (blue line). You can see that portion of the circle which is above the line is 1/4 of the whole circumference, hence P=1/4. Answer: A. If it were: set T consists of all points (x,y) such that \(x^2+y^2<1\) (so set T consists of all points inside the circle). If point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? Then as the area of the segment of the circle which is above the line is \(\frac{\pi{r^2}}{4}\frac{r^2}{2}=\frac{\pi2}{4}\) so \(P=\frac{area_{segment}}{area_{circle}}=\frac{\frac{\pi2}{4}}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi2}{4\pi}\). Hope it's clear. Great explanation! very elegant. thanks Bunuel.
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Bunuel wrote: pkonduri wrote: Hi Bunuel,
Can you please take some time and clarify my doubt?
How did you arrive at P = 1/4, The portion of the circle that is above the line is (pi*r^2/4)  1/* r^2 correct? Check this: settconsistsofallpointsxysuchthatx2y21if15626.html#p1047717Hope it helps. Hi Bunuel, Still don't get how did you arrive at the conclusion that the area above the line within the circle is 1/4th of the circle for the original question Would you kindly elaborate on this Thanks Cheers! J



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OK sorry now i get it. For a second i forgot that pi = 3.14159 Thanks Cheers J Posted from my mobile device



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Bunuel wrote: mirhaque wrote: Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1?
(A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\)
PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE: Look at the diagram below. Attachment: graph.php.png The circle represented by the equation \(x^2+y^2 = 1\) is centered at the origin and has the radius of \(r=\sqrt{1}=1\) (for more on this check Coordinate Geometry chapter of math book: mathcoordinategeometry87652.html ). So, set T is the circle itself (red curve). Question is: if point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? All points (a,b) which satisfy this condition (belong to T and have ycoordinate > xcoordinate + 1) lie above the line y=x+1 (blue line). You can see that portion of the circle which is above the line is 1/4 of the whole circumference, hence P=1/4. Answer: A. If it were: set T consists of all points (x,y) such that \(x^2+y^2<1\) (so set T consists of all points inside the circle). If point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? Then as the area of the segment of the circle which is above the line is \(\frac{\pi{r^2}}{4}\frac{r^2}{2}=\frac{\pi2}{4}\) so \(P=\frac{area_{segment}}{area_{circle}}=\frac{\frac{\pi2}{4}}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi2}{4\pi}\). Hope it's clear. Hi Bunuel, Do we have more variations of such questions. If yes, could you share it i want to practice. R/ Ammu



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ammuseeru wrote: Bunuel wrote: mirhaque wrote: Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1?
(A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\)
PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE: Look at the diagram below. Attachment: graph.php.png The circle represented by the equation \(x^2+y^2 = 1\) is centered at the origin and has the radius of \(r=\sqrt{1}=1\) (for more on this check Coordinate Geometry chapter of math book: mathcoordinategeometry87652.html ). So, set T is the circle itself (red curve). Question is: if point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? All points (a,b) which satisfy this condition (belong to T and have ycoordinate > xcoordinate + 1) lie above the line y=x+1 (blue line). You can see that portion of the circle which is above the line is 1/4 of the whole circumference, hence P=1/4. Answer: A. If it were: set T consists of all points (x,y) such that \(x^2+y^2<1\) (so set T consists of all points inside the circle). If point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? Then as the area of the segment of the circle which is above the line is \(\frac{\pi{r^2}}{4}\frac{r^2}{2}=\frac{\pi2}{4}\) so \(P=\frac{area_{segment}}{area_{circle}}=\frac{\frac{\pi2}{4}}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi2}{4\pi}\). Hope it's clear. Hi Bunuel, Do we have more variations of such questions. If yes, could you share it i want to practice. R/ Ammu I searched our questions banks and was able to find the following questions. PROBABILITY AND GEOMETRY: inthexyplaneatrianglehasvertexes0040and88395.htmlinthecoordinateplanerectangularregionrhasverticesa104869.htmla5meterlongwireiscutintotwopiecesifthelonger106448.htmlatrianglewiththreeequalsidesisinscribedinsidea160874.htmlagameatthestatefairhasacirculartargetwitharadius171756.htmlacylindricaltankhasabasewithacircumferenceof105453.htmlanxycoordinatepairistobechosenatrandomfromthe146005.htmlacylinderhasabasewithacircumferenceof20pimeters132132.htmlacircularracetrackis3milesinlengthandhassignspost106203.htmlinthecoordinateplanerectangularregionrhasverticesa104869.htmlinthexyplanethevertexofasquareare88246.htmlasearchlightontopofthewatchtowermakes3revolutions76069.htmlpointpabisrandomlyselectedintheregionenclosedby160615.htmlHope this helps.
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Hi Bunuel, I understand the approach but can you please let me know how did you draw that blue line for f(x)=x+1? Thanks Bunuel wrote: mirhaque wrote: Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1?
(A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\)
PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE: Look at the diagram below. Attachment: graph.php.png The circle represented by the equation \(x^2+y^2 = 1\) is centered at the origin and has the radius of \(r=\sqrt{1}=1\) (for more on this check Coordinate Geometry chapter of math book: mathcoordinategeometry87652.html ). So, set T is the circle itself (red curve). Question is: if point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? All points (a,b) which satisfy this condition (belong to T and have ycoordinate > xcoordinate + 1) lie above the line y=x+1 (blue line). You can see that portion of the circle which is above the line is 1/4 of the whole circumference, hence P=1/4. Answer: A. If it were: set T consists of all points (x,y) such that \(x^2+y^2<1\) (so set T consists of all points inside the circle). If point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? Then as the area of the segment of the circle which is above the line is \(\frac{\pi{r^2}}{4}\frac{r^2}{2}=\frac{\pi2}{4}\) so \(P=\frac{area_{segment}}{area_{circle}}=\frac{\frac{\pi2}{4}}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi2}{4\pi}\). Hope it's clear.
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sunita123 wrote: Hi Bunuel, I understand the approach but can you please let me know how did you draw that blue line for f(x)=x+1? Thanks Bunuel wrote: mirhaque wrote: Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1?
(A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\)
PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE: Look at the diagram below. Attachment: graph.php.png The circle represented by the equation \(x^2+y^2 = 1\) is centered at the origin and has the radius of \(r=\sqrt{1}=1\) (for more on this check Coordinate Geometry chapter of math book: mathcoordinategeometry87652.html ). So, set T is the circle itself (red curve). Question is: if point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? All points (a,b) which satisfy this condition (belong to T and have ycoordinate > xcoordinate + 1) lie above the line y=x+1 (blue line). You can see that portion of the circle which is above the line is 1/4 of the whole circumference, hence P=1/4. Answer: A. If it were: set T consists of all points (x,y) such that \(x^2+y^2<1\) (so set T consists of all points inside the circle). If point (a,b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1? Then as the area of the segment of the circle which is above the line is \(\frac{\pi{r^2}}{4}\frac{r^2}{2}=\frac{\pi2}{4}\) so \(P=\frac{area_{segment}}{area_{circle}}=\frac{\frac{\pi2}{4}}{\pi{r^2}}=\frac{\pi2}{4\pi}\). Hope it's clear. The blue line is y = x + 1. The area above it is y > x + 1. So, all the points for which ycoordinate is greater than xcoordinate + 1.
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mirhaque wrote: Set T consists of all points (x, y) such that x^2+y^2=1. If point (a, b) is selected from set T at random, what is the probability that b>a+1?
(A) \(\frac{1}{4}\) (B) \(\frac{1}{3}\) (C) \(\frac{1}{2}\) (D) \(\frac{3}{5}\) (E) \(\frac{2}{3}\)
PLS DRAW & ILLUSTRATE: Its very simple if we proceed in this way... we are given that for any point (a,b) selected from set T \(a^2 + b^2 = 1\). Also, as \(b  a > 1...... i.e. b^2 + a^2  2ab > 1\) or \(ab < 0\). Now, lets consider this sample space Set T = \({(1/\sqrt{2},1/\sqrt{2}) (1/\sqrt{2},1/\sqrt{2}) (1/\sqrt{2},1/\sqrt{2}) (1/\sqrt{2},1/\sqrt{2})}\).. Now as \(ab < 0\), we can select only 2 points from this sample space of \(8.. i.e. 2/8 = 1/4\)... You can try with \(3/\sqrt{5},4/\sqrt{5}\) and write all the possible conditions for this number as above.
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