   Chapter 6.II, Problem 44RE ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447

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Section ### Contemporary Mathematics for Busin...

8th Edition
Robert Brechner + 1 other
ISBN: 9781305585447
Textbook Problem

# Solve the following word problems for the portion, rate, or base.In June, the New York Yankees won 15 games and lost 9. What percent of the games did they win? (Hint: Use total games played as the base.)

To determine

To calculate: The percent of the games that the New York Yankees won, if they won 15 games and lost 9 games in June.

Explanation

Given Information:

The New York Yankees won 15 games and lost 9 games in June.

Formula used:

Steps for computing percentage problems;

Step1: Recognize the two known values and the unknown value.

Step2: Pick the formula that solves the unknown value.

Step3: Solve the equation by putting the known values for the letters in the formula.

The formula to compute the rate is;

R=PB

Calculation:

The value of the base is B=15+9=24, as the base is the whole amount and hence, base is the value of total games won and lost by the team and value of portion is P=15 as it is the part of the base and the unique characteristic of portion is that the New York Yankees “won” 15 games.

Here, percent of the games that the New York Yankees won is missing showing that rate is unknown as the rate is the term having % sign

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