Mr. Cabahug's soccer team scored 4 out of 9 goals in yesterday's game. If this rate was constant, how many goals will they miss out of 36 attempts?

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Dec 10, 2016

Answer:

If the rate is constant they will miss 20 out of 36 attempts.

Explanation:

Because the scored 4 out of 9 this means they missed 5 out of 9 (#9 - 4 = 5#)

We can write the ratio of misses as:

#5:9# is the same as #x:36#

We can write this as an equation and solve for #x#:

#5/9 = x/36#

#36 * 5/9 = 36 x/36#

#36/9 * 5 = x#

#4 * 5 = x#

#x = 20#