# Ommy's batting average this season is 0.275. This means that he had a hit in 27.5% of his at-bats. If Tommy had 11 hits so far this season, how many at-bats has he had?

Dec 31, 2016

Question rephrased: if 11 counts for 27.5%, what counts for 100%?
In other words: a ratio problem.

#### Explanation:

$\frac{11}{27.5} = \frac{X}{100} \to$

Cross-multiply:
$27.5 \times X = 11 \times 100 \to X = \frac{11 \times 100}{27.5} = 40$

$0.275 \times 40 = 11$ - check!