Miguel Cabrera has a current batting average of 0.359 this season (we call that "batting 359"). This means for every 1000 times he is at bat, he has about 359 hits.
If he has 140 hits so far this season, what would be the best guess for the number of times he has been at bat? Make sure you round your number to the nearest whole number.
times at bat
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Aligned with Common Core:
7.RP.3 - Using percentages
7.EE.3 - Solving algebraic equations in real life settings
We can model the question using the variable y, where y represents the number of times at bat.
Since he is batting 359, our best guess is:
y × 0.359 = 140
Solve the equation.