The Tigers have a 5 wins to 4 loss rate. If the Tigers continue at this pace how many games will the Tigers win in a 72 game season?

1 Answer
Jul 30, 2017

Answer:

See a solution process below:

Explanation:

If wins to losses are 5 to 4.

Then wins to total games is: wins to #("wins "+" loss")#

Or

#5" to " (5 + 4) => 5" to " 9#

When can then write:

#5:9 -> x:72#

Or

#5/9 = x/72#

Multiplying each side by #color(red)(72)# to solve for #x# gives:

#color(red)(72) xx 5/9 = color(red)(72) xx x/72#

#cancel(color(red)(72)) 8 xx 5/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(9))) = cancel(color(red)(72)) xx x/color(red)(cancel(color(black)(72)))#

#40 = x#

#x = 40#

At a 5 win to 4 loss rate the Tigers will win 40 games in a 72 game season.