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## In one game, the ratio of three-point baskets to three-point tries for one team was 3:8. If the team scored 27 points from three-point baske

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Since we’ve been given a ratio, 3:8, we can convert that into a fraction and form an equation from it:

=

The reason the numerator on the second fraction is 27/3 is because the team scored 27 points, not 27 baskets.

Simplify (Also replace the ? with an unknown variable):

=

Cross multiply:

3*n = 9*8

Simplify:

3n = 72

Divide both sides by 3:

n = 24

The team had 33 three point tries, 9 successes, and 24 fails.

-T.B.