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.
x=50
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.