# eeze baseball question

GinoJ
Posers and Puzzles 12 Feb '07 12:16
1. 12 Feb '07 12:161 edit
A player has 12 hits after 40 times a bat. How many additional consecutive times must the player hit the ball to achieve a batting avarage of 0.440?

2. 12 Feb '07 12:23
0.0440 or 0.440 ?
3. 12 Feb '07 12:362 edits
Originally posted by aging blitzer
0.0440 or 0.440 ?
Are you blind?

It writes 0.440 there

You have aged so much, you can't see numbers now. ðŸ˜›
4. 12 Feb '07 12:44
(n+12) / (n+40) = 0.44

n + 12 = 0.44 * (n + 40)

n + 12 = 0.44n + 0.44*40

n(1 - 0.44) = 0.44*40 - 12

n = (0.44*40 - 12) / (1 - 0.44)

n = 5.6 / 0.56

n = 10
5. 12 Feb '07 12:47
(n+12) / (n+40) = 0.44

n + 12 = 0.44 * (n + 40)

n + 12 = 0.44n + 0.44*40

n(1 - 0.44) = 0.44*40 - 12

n = (0.44*40 - 12) / (1 - 0.44)

n = 5.6 / 0.56

n = 10
correct
6. 12 Feb '07 12:512 edits
Originally posted by GinoJ
A player has 12 hits after 40 times a bat. How many additional consecutive times must the player hit the ball to achieve a batting avarage of 0.440?

I don't know much about baseball (and even less about "eeze baseball", whatever that may be), but let's assume that you want the number of hits divided by the number of goes to be 0.440
So (12+x)/(40+x) = 0.440
where x is the number of extra goes.
Solving for x gives 10.

Is this what you were after?

[edit: OK - in the time it took me to type this the question was answered!]
7. 12 Feb '07 14:31
Originally posted by GinoJ
correct
at least you managed that without any edits ðŸ˜›
8. BigDoggProblem
Just...the Dogg
12 Feb '07 17:19
Originally posted by aging blitzer
at least you managed that without any edits ðŸ˜›
The "reply and quote" button preserves their original comments for posterity, before they can edit them.
9. sonhouse
Fast and Curious
12 Feb '07 19:00
Originally posted by GinoJ
correct
I just went, 12+10, 40+10, 22 out of 50, didn't need any math. First guess did it.
10. 12 Feb '07 23:58
Originally posted by sonhouse
I just went, 12+10, 40+10, 22 out of 50, didn't need any math. First guess did it.
Yes!

Even better.
11. XanthosNZ
Cancerous Bus Crash
13 Feb '07 02:53
Originally posted by GinoJ
Yes!

Even better.
How is a guess better than solving it logically?
12. wittywonka
Chocolate Expert
13 Feb '07 03:05
Here's another baseball question...no math involved...

If a player hits a ball which spins backwards, then forwards, then hits the pitcher's mound, then bounces into the other team's dugout, what does the umpire call?
13. HandyAndy
Non sum qualis eram
13 Feb '07 05:02
Originally posted by wittywonka
Here's another baseball question...no math involved...

If a player hits a ball which spins backwards, then forwards, then hits the pitcher's mound, then bounces into the other team's dugout, what does the umpire call?
Foul ball, assuming no one touched it while it was in fair territory. Even though the ball hit the mound, which is in fair territory, it bounced into foul ground (the dugout) before passing first or third base. When you say "spins backwards," I assume you mean while in the air. If it spins on the ground behind home plate, it is foul no matter what happens after that.
14. 13 Feb '07 05:47
Originally posted by XanthosNZ
How is a guess better than solving it logically?