# 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?

Dec 10, 2016

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 $x$:

$\frac{5}{9} = \frac{x}{36}$

$36 \cdot \frac{5}{9} = 36 \frac{x}{36}$

$\frac{36}{9} \cdot 5 = x$

$4 \cdot 5 = x$

$x = 20$