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  1. . Richie and Bethany play basketball and practice shooting freethrows after school. During one practice session, Richie attempted 15 freethrows and made 12 of them. Homework Help ✎

    1. Write a ratio comparing the number of freethrows he made to the number that he missed.

    2. Bethany made eight freethrows for every three that she missed. Did Bethany do better than Richie? Show how you know.

Refer to the Math Notes box in Lesson 6.1.4 for help with ratios.

If Richie made 12 freethrows, that means he missed 3. Can you write the ratio?

If Bethany made 8 freethrows and missed 3, she shot a total of 11 freethrows. Can you make a fraction representing how many freethrows Bethany made?

Can you change these fractions into a percent and compare Bethany and Richie? Use the Math Notes box excerpt to the right for help.

No, Bethany did not do better than Richie. She made 72% of her shots and Richie made 80% of his.