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On average, the center for a basketball team hits 44% of his shots while a guard on the same team hits 45% of his shots. If the guard takes 160 shots this year, how
many shots will the center have to take to score as many points as the guard assuming each shot is worth the same number of points?

A. 356

B. 164

C. 364

D. 70


If the guard hits 45% of his shots and takes 160 shots he’ll make 160×45/100=160×0.45= 72 shots.
The center makes 44% (0.44) of his shots so he’ll have to take 72/0.44 = 164 shots to make the same number of shots as the guard and thus score the same
number of points.

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