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Anna, Beth and Colleen are softball players. This season, Anne had 65 base hits in 160 at-bats. Beth batting average was 0.399, and Colleen hit safely 40% of the time. Who was the best hitter?

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Answer:Anne is the best hitter as she has the best hitting average of 0.406Step-by-step explanation:Anne hits 65 bases out of 160 at - bats. Beth's betting average = 0.399Collin's hit = 40% Now, we need to convert all the three hitting rates into same parameters to compare them with each other. Average hit rate of Anne = [tex]\frac{\textrm{Total numberof base}}{\textrm{Total number of  at - bats}}[/tex] [tex]= \frac{65}{160}  = 0.406[/tex]⇒The betting average of Anne = 0.406Now, The hit - rate of Collin = 40%Converting the percentage rate into decimal, we get the hit rate of Collin = [tex]\frac{40}{100}  = 0.40[/tex]Hence, we get that Hitting Average of :Anne = 0.406,  Beth = 0.3999 and Collin = 0.400Hence, from the above data Anne is the best hitter as she has the best hitting average of 0.406.