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Mathletics by Wayne L. Winston

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WHO'S BETTER, TOM BRADY OR PEYTON MANNING?

Most American men spend a good deal of time arguing about who are the best quarterbacks in the NFL. For example, is Tom Brady better than Peyton Manning? The NFL quarterback rating system works as follows.

First one takes a quarterback's completion percentage, then subtracts 0.3 from this number and divides by 0.2. You then take yards per attempts subtract 3 and divide by 4. After that, you divide touchdowns per attempt by 0.05. For interceptions per attempt, you start with 0.095, subtract from this number interceptions per attempt, and then divide this result by 0.04. To get the quarterback rating, you add the values created from your first four steps, multiply this sum by 100, and divide the ...

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