How do I solve this?

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  1. mflo
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    We're working on Dimensional Analysis in my chemistry class, and I encountered this problem in my workbook. I can't figure it out. I've never been good at these types of problems, please help.

    24) A baseball player's batting average is 0.254 (254 hits per 1000 at bats). If she is at bat an average of 3 times per game, how many hits will she make in 52 games? Show your work.

    grr, I feel so stupid [​IMG]
     
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    Uhh... well she hits 254 for each 1000 times she bats. In this scenario, she will bat 156(52 * 3) times.

    156 * .254 = 39.6 hits which rounds down to 39 hits(Because half a hit =/= a hit)

    Now we check.

    39.6/156 = .253

    So she will hit the ball 39 times in 156 bats.
     
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    Ohhh, Ok, I get it. Thank you so much [​IMG]