Just out of curiosity does anyone here have the book: Algebra and Trig w/Analytic Geometry by Swokowski Cole?
I'm using the book and it doesn't explain the best but I only payed $15 for it so I'm satisfied.
Here's a problem I'm totally stumped on:
After playing 100 games, a major league baseball team has a record of .650 or 65% winning percentage. If the team wins only 50% of its games for the remainder of the season, after how many additional games will the record by .600 ?
Can someone lead me to finding an equation? Thanks so much.
No, I always thought it was a nice book. It should be very similar. What chapter is the problem in?. I will see if it's in my book.
EDIT: I found your problem in chapter 2.2, problem #33.
It has the following solution:
Let x=number of additional games The team has won 0.65(100)=65 games and will win 0.5x more games.
Identical to what was posted.
This problem is in Chapter 2.2 Exercises. Problem number 33 for me, called Baseball stats. I'm trying to learn how to do these application/word problems and it only gives like 2 or 3 examples. Then it gives 38 other word problems and I feel it should give more detail on methods.