National Basketbal Math

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Basketball is a game that uses many different types of math. Basketball is played on a rectangular court and made up of two five player teams. Two guards, two forwards, and one center make up the five players on each team. All five players play offense as well as defense. In Professional Basketball a game lasts for 48 minutes which is broken up into four quarters. 48 divided by 4 = 12, therefore each quarter lasts 12 minutes. Whichever team has the most points at the end of the game is the winner. When a game is tied after the rule time has ended, the teams play overtime periods until one team ends an overtime period with more points and is therefore the winner. There are two ways an offensive team can score points. The first way to score is to make a basket, which is worth 2 or 3 points, depending on the distance of the shot. The second way to score is a foul shot, also called a free throw. Every foul shot is taken from what is called the "free throw" line. The free throw line is 15 feet away from the basket which is also equal to 4.6 meters. The free throw is worth one point. The National…show more content…
For players, statistics can be used to determine individual strengths and weaknesses. For viewers, statistics is used to determine the value of players and analyze the performance of an individual or the entire team. Percentages are a common way of comparing players’ performances. It is used to get values like the rebound amount, which is the percentage of missed shots a player rebounds while on the court. Statistics is also used to rank a player based on the number of shots, steals and assists made during a game. Averages are used to get values like the points per game average, and ratios are used to get values like the turnover to assist ratio. So there are many ways basketball involves math, I should be a math whiz! All the math I copied off of the web site but I didn’t copy and paste just read and the
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