## Wednesday, September 4, 2013

The New Zealand Herald recently ran this story and video:

"In the wacky world of trick shots, this magnificent effort reigns supreme.
Trick shot collective How Ridiculous travelled to Rotterdam this week to throw a basketball off a 96m viewing deck at the top of the Euromast and into a hoop below on the ground.
And on their 62nd attempt they made it."

What percentage would best describe their success?  Remember to share your thinking, not just an answer.

1. Sarona and i thinks that it is 1%. Because It said that they made it in the 62nd. So all of the 61 times they didn't make it. but on the 62nd try they made it. so that how we got the answer.

1. How did you decide that it was 1%?

2. I think that it might be opposite like his attempt to get it in and he succeeded I think that the percent is 62%. and the failed attempts could be 38% so it makes 100%.

Because he kept trying his skill and percentage grew each time. I think.

1. It makes sense that his skills would improve with continued practise, but the article says that he was successful 1 out of 62. What percentage is this if percent is always out of 100?

3. Evan and I think it is 3% because they have tried it 61 st times and on the 62 st they made it.

1. Tell me more about how you decided that it was 3%?

4. Mya,Porscha and I think that the answer is 1% because on the 62nd time they got it in but the first 61 times they missed, so they only got 1 shot in.

1. Does this mean that if he got two shots in, his shooting percentage would increase to 2%? Three shots would be 3%?

5. Jessica, Serena and I think that the answer is close to 2% out of 124%.
Reason being is because we were trying to get close to 100% and so we multiplied by .5 but the answer was 1.5% out of 93% and you can't have a decimal on a fraction so we went a bit higher and higher and when we multiplied it by 2, that was they best estimate out of all of them so that's how we got 2% out of 124%.