Melinda is practicing her penalty kicks. She took 40 shots and only missed 8. Based on the data, how many penalty kicks will Melinda make if she takes 60 shots?
Her success (rate) chance is
Therefore, she will make
We can solve this in different ways:
As direct proportion:
For direct proportion we have:
Form given information:
If she took 40 shots and missed 8 the she made 32.
So we have:
For 60 shots,
So she will make 48 penalty kicks
As a percentage:
She had 32 successes out of 40, this as a percentage is:
We now find
This also gives us the same result.