Japan's baseball league schedules 140 games in a full season.  If a team has won 45 of the 84 games they have played so far, how any games will they win in the full season if this trend continues?  

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If the team in this example keeps winning games at the pace that they have been, they will win 75 games in the 140-game season.

To find this, we first must find the percentage of its games that the team has won to this point in the season.   We do this by dividing the games played by the games won.

`45/84=.5357`

We must then multiply that winning percentage by the total number of games in a full season (because we assume the team will continue to win 53.57% of its games).

`.5357*140=74.998`

We can round this up to 75 games.

This team will win 75 games in the season if this trend continues.

 

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