Alex In The Big Apple - The Problems
02/23/2004

One of the top sports stories has been the deal that sent Alex Rodriguez (A-Rod) to the big apple. The New York Yankees are known for spending money to get great players, and this was no exception. However, A-Rod’s former team is paying money for this deal, too. The Texas Rangers will still have to pay \$67 million of the \$179 million Rodriguez is still owed for the remainder of his former 10-year deal. What percent of the \$179 million is A-Rod owed?

Thought of by some to be the greatest player in baseball, A-Rod will be joining the team of another baseball favorite, Derek Jeter. Last year, A-Rod’s batting average was .294 and Jeter’s was .324. Currently, an A-Rod Yankees jersey is selling for \$99.99. If a player’s previous year’s batting average is proportional to the cost of his jersey, for what price would Jeter’s Yankees jersey be selling?

A-Rod’s batting average of .298 in 2003 came from 607 at-bats. (The batting average is the ratio of hits per at-bats.) If 16.57% of A-Rod’s hits were doubles, how many doubles did he have last year? Express your answer to the nearest whole number.

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