# Out of 20 attempts a basket ball player scored eight times. What percent of his chances did he score?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 12, 2018

40%

#### Explanation:

To find the percentage of times he scored, you need to divide the number of times the player scored out of his total attempts. Think of it as grading. Your percentage or grade on a quiz is determined by the number of questions you get right out of the total number of questions. This is the same way. So, you would put 8 (or the number of times scored) divided by 20 (the total number of shots he took)