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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsMathematics · 8 years ago

Math word problem with batting average?

Joe and marc play baseball for the same two years (and only those 2 years). The first year Joe has a higher batting average. The second year Joe has a higher batting average again. Who has a higher batting average overall?

No matter what you do Joe should have the higher average but my teacher gave it as an extra credit problem and says there is a lot of math involved to get the answer. Is there something i'm missing?

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  • fcas80
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    8 years ago
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    This is one of these problems where the relative weights have changed and the years don't get weighted identically between the two players. Here is one way Marc has a higher two year average.

    Player _ Hits _ At Bats _ Average

    Joe, Year 1 _ 1 _ 10 _ 0.100

    Marc, Year 1 _ 40 _ 403 _ 0.099

    Joe, Year 2 _ 2 _ 6 _ 0.333

    Marc, Year 2 _ 199 _ 600 _ 0.332

    Joe, Total _ 3 _ 16 _ 0.188

    Marc, Total _ 239 _ 1003 _ 0.238

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