A baseball player's batting average is the ratio of the number of hits to times a bat. It is usually expressed as a decimal number.
The following data are for one baseball season.
Player Times at bat Hits
A - 605 194
B - 624 197
a) What is the batting average for each player? Round each number to the nearest thousandth.
Player A: batting average - 0.320661157
rounded - 0.321
Player B: batting average - 0.315705128
rounded - 0.316
b) Which player had a better batting average for the season? Justify your response.
Player A got more in his average by 5 from Player B
Player B got a lower average by 5 to Player A