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Richie and Bethany play basketball and practice shooting free throws after school. During one practice session, Richie attempted free throws and made of them.  

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

  • If Richie made free throws, that means he missed , since . Now write a ratio in the form of # of free throws made: # of free throws missed.

    shots made: shots missed or
    shots made: shot missed

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

  • Can you change these fractions into a percent and compare Bethany to Richie?

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