1987 AJHSME Problems/Problem 16

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Problem

Joyce made $12$ of her first $30$ shots in the first three games of this basketball game, so her seasonal shooting average was $40\%$. In her next game, she took $10$ shots and raised her seasonal shooting average to $50\%$. How many of these $10$ shots did she make?

$\text{(A)}\ 2 \qquad \text{(B)}\ 3 \qquad \text{(C)}\ 5 \qquad \text{(D)}\ 6 \qquad \text{(E)}\ 8$

Solution

After the fourth game, she took $40$ shots, $50\%$ of which she made, so she made $40\times .5=20$ shots. Twelve of them were made in the first three games, so in the last game she made $20-12=8$ shots.

$\boxed{\text{E}}$

See Also

1987 AJHSME (ProblemsAnswer KeyResources)
Preceded by
Problem 15
Followed by
Problem 17
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