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A sportswriter claims that her football predictions are accurate 60% of the time. During football season, a fan kept records and found that the writer was inaccurate for a total of 16 games, although she did maintain her 60% accuracy. For how many games was the sportswriter accurate?
The correct answer is (C).
If 60% of the games were predicted accurately, 40% of the games were predicted inaccurately.
Let x = games played
0.40x = 16
x = 40 games played
40 - 16 = 24 games won
Therefore, the sportswriter was accurate for 24 games.