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# Shooting Practice

Will and Jim were practicing target shooting, and they each scored 75 out of 100. They took a break and then Will tried again and hit 35 out of 50. Jim did not shoot anymore. Who had the best average for the day?

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Many of these Math teasers seem thrown off in a hurry. It took me over an hour to write each of my math teasers...

You could have at least shown the solution.

Jim = 75/100

Will = 75/100

35 / 50

35 / 50 = 70/100

[75/100 + 70/100]/2 = 72.5/100

Jim has the higher average.

You could have at least shown the solution.

Jim = 75/100

Will = 75/100

35 / 50

35 / 50 = 70/100

[75/100 + 70/100]/2 = 72.5/100

Jim has the higher average.

The first comment states the solution incorrectly:

75 / 100 = 75%

(75+35) / (100+50) = 110/150 = 73.333%

You can't simply average percentages.

75 / 100 = 75%

(75+35) / (100+50) = 110/150 = 73.333%

You can't simply average percentages.

Besides, you don't need to figure the average. Since 35/50 is less than 75/100, Will's average was lowered and Jim's wasn't.

Lame teaser though.

Lame teaser though.

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