Often there are subtle differences in questions. Consider these two problems.
Question One: After 100 at bats a hitter has 15 singles, 5 doubles, 1 triple and 3 homeruns. His slugging percentage last year was 25% higher than his current slugging percentage at this point in the season last year. What was his slugging percentage at this point in the season last year?
Answer: His current slugging percentage after 100 at bats is
His slugging percentage last year was
Question Two: A batter’s slugging percentage was 25% below its level from the previous year. His current slugging percentage is 0.450. What was his slugging percentage last year?
Answer: The slugging percentage last year is denoted by LGSP
(NOTE THAT 25% OF 0.600 IS 0.150 AND THAT 0.600-0.150 IS 0.450.)
Why the difference?
A 25% drop from last year’s high slugging percentage is a larger decline than a 25% increase from the current lower level.
0.25 X 0.450 < 0.25 X 0.600
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