Paul hit 33 tennis balls during practice. He hit 1/3 of them out of the tennis court. How many balls did he hit out of the court?

Mar 4, 2018

11 balls,

Explanation:

Let $x$ be the balls Paul hit out of the court. Then we have:

$x = 33 \cdot \frac{1}{3}$
$x = \frac{33}{3}$
$x = 11$

Mar 4, 2018

$11 \text{ balls}$

Explanation:

$\text{ a "1/3" of a quantity is that quantity divided into 3 parts}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{1}{3} \text{ of } 33 = 33 \div 3 = 11$

$\text{or } \frac{1}{\cancel{3}} ^ 1 \times {\cancel{33}}^{11} = 11$

$\text{Paul hit 11 balls out of the court}$