# In a basketball contest, Jeff made 8 baskets out of his first 20 tries. Manny made 18 baskets out of his first 25 tries. If the co

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In a basketball contest, Jeff made 8 baskets out of his first 20 tries. Manny made 18 baskets out of his first 25 tries. If the contest consists of each person getting 150 tries, how many more baskets is Manny likely to make than Jeff?

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1. A percentage is a way to describe a part of a whole. The number of baskets that Manny made more than Jeff is 36.

### What are Percentages?

A percentage is a way to describe a part of a whole. such as the fraction ¼ can be described as 0.25 which is equal to 25%.
To convert a fraction to a percentage, convert the fraction to decimal form and then multiply by 100 with the ‘%’ symbol.
Given that Jeff made 8 baskets out of his first 20 tries. Therefore, the percentage of baskets that Jeff is able to make is,
Percentage = 8/20 × 100% = 40%
The number of baskets that Jeff will be able to make out of 150 tries is,
Number of baskets = 40% of 150 = 60
Also, given that Manny made 18 baskets out of his first 25 tries. Therefore, the percentage of baskets that Jeff is able to make is,
Percentage = 18/25 × 100% = 72%
The number of baskets that Jeff will be able to make out of 150 tries is,
Number of baskets = 72% of 150 = 108
Now, the difference between the number of baskets that are made is,
Difference = 108 – 72 = 36
Hence, the number of baskets that Manny made more than Jeff is 36.