Final Four Fun with Math

Final FourWe continue our series of fun March Mathness problems this week.  Here are two that were submitted for the Final Four.

Gonzaga and South Carolina will play each other in the Semi-Final on Saturday.   In the last round Gonzaga beat Xaviar 83 to 59.  South Carolina beat Florida 77 to 70.  Determine how many points each team won by.  Which team won by the greatest margin?

 

In Oregon’s win over Kansas Saturday, Tyler Dorsey made 9 out of 13 field goals. Kansas starter Frank Mason III made 8 out of 20 field goals.  Determine the field goal percentage for each by dividing 9 by 13 and 8 by 20.  Who had the better field goal percentage?

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