# Calculating batting average

When figuring or calculating batting average of a baseball player, just use the following formula:

Batting average = (Number of hits)/(Number of official at bats)

As you can see, the batting average is just a ratio of the "number of times the player hit the ball" to "at bats"

The higher this average or the closer the average is to 1, the better the player hits. Therefore, the formula above is a measurement of how well the player hits.

When computing this average, we usually round decimal answers to three places

Example #1:

A player hits safely 34 times.

the player was at bats 45 times

What is the player's batting average?

Batting average = (Number of hits)/(Number of official at bats)

Batting average = (34)/(45)

Batting average = 0.755555555555

After rounding to three decimals place, we get 0.755

As you can see here, this is a very good score that no human beings have ever met.

Example #2:

A player hits safely 15 times.

the player was at bats 30 times

What is the player's batting average?

Batting average = (Number of hits)/(Number of official at bats)

Batting average = (15)/(30)

Batting average = 0.5

After rounding to three decimals place, we get 0.500

Example #3:

A player hits safely 24 times.

The player was at bats 64 times

What is the player's batting average?

Batting average = (Number of hits)/(Number of official at bats)

Batting average = (24)/(64)

Batting average = 0.375

Here, the answer is already rounded to 3 decimals places.

Ty cobb, one of the greatest at bats, has a record of 0.366

Example #4:

A player hits safely 10 times.

The player was at bats 26 times

What is the player's batting average?

Batting average = (Number of hits)/(Number of official at bats)

Batting average = (10)/(26)

Batting average = 0.38461

After rounding to three decimals place, we get 0.385

## Recent Articles 1. ### Basic Math Review Game - Math adventure!

May 19, 19 09:20 AM

Basic math review game - The one and only math adventure game online. Embark on a quest to solve math problems!

Read More

New math lessons

Your email is safe with us. We will only use it to inform you about new math lessons. Tough Algebra Word Problems.

If you can solve these problems with no help, you must be a genius!

## Recent Articles 1. ### Basic Math Review Game - Math adventure!

May 19, 19 09:20 AM

Basic math review game - The one and only math adventure game online. Embark on a quest to solve math problems!

Read More

Everything you need to prepare for an important exam!

K-12 tests, GED math test, basic math tests, geometry tests, algebra tests. Real Life Math Skills

Learn about investing money, budgeting your money, paying taxes, mortgage loans, and even the math involved in playing baseball.