If a basketball player made 72 out of 85 free-throw attempts, how many could she expect to make in 200 attempts?

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NJ Share
May 26, 2018

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You would expect her to make at least #169# of the #200# free throws.

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Use a proportion:

#72/85 = x/200#

Solve for #x#

#(72)(200) = 85x#

#x = {(72)(200)}/85#

#x = floor(169.41) = 169#

So you would expect her to make at least #169# of the #200# free throws.

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