In a volleyball game, Caroline served the ball over the net 16 out of 20 times. What percent did she not make her serve over the net?

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Nov 15, 2016

Answer:

#20%# were not over the net.

Explanation:

If she served over the net 16 times, it means there were 4 times that she did not.

The fraction of misses is #4/20#

To find the fraction as a percent:

  • method 1 Make the denominator into 100.

#4/20 xx 5/5 = 20/100 = 20%#

  • method 2 Multiply the fraction by 100%

#4/20 xx 100% =20%#

  • method 3 100% - % over the net

#16/20 = 80%# were over the net,

#100%-80% = 20% #were not