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# How do you use math in basketball?

Updated: 9/27/2023

Wiki User

12y ago

well in my way of using geometry is the angle of the right hand to guide the Basketball and the angle of the left hand and what angle you need to thrust the basketball in, symbolizing the direction of the basketball hoop

Wiki User

15y ago

Wiki User

13y ago

math relates to just about every sport. in basketball they use geometry to find the angles of the shot . also on a pass downcourt they have to figure where the player will be when the ball reaches

Wiki User

13y ago

Basketball is basically played with percentages. A good superstar player like LeBron James shoots efficiently at fifty percent. Any NBA player can get thirty points a night, the bad ones need to take a lot more shots to get thirty. So math plays a huge part in basketball through its percentages. Also not to get too complicated physics and calculus have a lot to do with the force and trajectory to which the ball is leaving the hand.

Wiki User

15y ago

All the statistical calculations are done with math. Free throw percentage is just a single example of the statistics (a mathematical term) kept by the League.

Wiki User

14y ago

Math is used to measure how high the hoop is and how high u jump.

Wiki User

12y ago

statistics n box score

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They gernerally do not, but during scoring you use math. You use math to add up the score and find which team wins.

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