In the illustration below I want colored doughnuts to represent certain percentages. Like in the center the percentage reflected is 72%. I want to change the blue colored ring to 59% and so on.

I don't want to create this using the pie chart tool.

I want to learn how to cut certain portion of the circle using pen tool that it reflects the desired percentage. Thanks

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    is there any reason to not use the pie graph tool? – hsawires Mar 28 '15 at 12:25
  • How do you want the 28% to be removed? From the middle like a doughnut? A slice like a pie? What have you tried? What didn't work? What resources have you looked at? – Zach Saucier Mar 28 '15 at 13:17
  • @hsawires - Hi! I added new image. That is what I am trying to make, with pie charts it gets more tedious as I want the illustration to have shadows etc. My percentages are (from centre to circumference) 72.72%, 59.09%, 45.45% ,36.36%, 31.81%, 22.72%, 18.18%, 13.63%, 9.09%, 4.54%. I don't really need the precision in percentages but an estimate itself would be good enough. – Ravi Sidhu Mar 30 '15 at 7:50
  • I don't know why my comment was deleted... but I mentioned that you can get around all the problems with Illustrator's graph tool by ungrouping the graph after you create it. Then you can add whatever shadows or other effects you want. – user56reinstatemonica8 Mar 30 '15 at 14:26
  • @Scott - I made a circle and its copy to place over it, coloured it orange and then using pen tool I created anchor point in between 270 and 360 degree and clicked delete, later I create one more anchor point to delete whole of 270 and 360 degree quarter. Then some below 270 to make it look like 72%. I just got lucky in making anchor points for it. Not able to replicate the effect – Ravi Sidhu Mar 30 '15 at 15:17