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

May 26, 2018

#### Answer:

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

#### Explanation:

Use a proportion:

$\frac{72}{85} = \frac{x}{200}$

Solve for $x$

$\left(72\right) \left(200\right) = 85 x$

$x = \frac{\left(72\right) \left(200\right)}{85}$

$x = \left\lfloor 169.41 \right\rfloor = 169$

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