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# Homework Help: math

Posted by will on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 10:55am.

I do not understand how to set up this problem so i can solve it.

Jeff Bagwell of the Houston Astros has 104 hits in 325 times at bat.
Matt Williams of the Arizona Diamondbacks has 88 hits in 275 times at bat. Do they have the same batting average?

• math - msp, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:07am

I'd set this up like a fraction with hits/at bats. Then, to turn it into a percent, just divide the numerator by the denominator. So...
104/325 = .320
88/275 = .320
Hope this helps!

• math - will, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:10am

I still do not understand. In class we are working on multiply and dividing fractions and putting them into simplest form. Do I break them both down into simplest form and then compare?

• math - julianna, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:08am

how do i divide

• math - msp, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:20am

This isn't really about putting a fraction into simplest form but about turning a fraction into a decimal in order to campare two numbers. To do that, you have to divide. the bottom number slides to the outside of the divided by sign and the top number stays on the inside. For the first problem, the 325 sides to the outside, so it is 104 divided by 325. The second problem is 88 divided by 275. Once this is done, you can compare the numbers. I don't see any good way to reduce the fractions you were given and this is a quick and simple way to compare.

• math - will, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:28am

thank you I will try and let you know what i come up with

• math - will, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:58am

Did figure it out, and they both have the same batting average, which is 3 1/8 times.

• math - msp, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:30am

Okay. What grade are you in?

• math - will, Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 11:44am

college refresher cours

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