## Caitlyn finds that experimental probability of her making a three-point shot is 30%. Out of 500 three-point shots, about how many could she

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Answer:150 shots.Step-by-step explanation:Since her three-point shot probably is 30%, we can assume that for any total of three-point shots, only 30% of them will be “correctly shot.”Here are two methods of how to find the answer, depending on how your teacher is teaching you to calculate percentages.

Method A. ProportionsTherefore, let’s make a proportion. Out of 500 shots, only 30% will be made.

[tex]\frac{30}{100} =\frac{x}{500}[/tex]

Solve for x, which in a proportion, is done by cross-multiplying and then dividing.

[tex](30 * 500) / 100[/tex]

[tex]= 150[/tex]

Out of all the 500 shots, only 150 can be made by her prediction.

Method B. Simple multiplication30% is equal to 0.3

Therefore, you multiply [tex]0.3 * 500[/tex], which you get [tex]150[/tex].