# Situation Simulated

### Resources for this lesson:

> Glossary

> Calculator Resources

> Teacher Resources: Instructional Notes

This year, there is a 4% chance of a hurricane passing by Ocean City, Maryland.

## Check Your Understanding

Here is how we will set up the number generator for this situation.

- Set up the random number generator on a graphing calculator to generate a number from 1 through 100. (see screen shots below)
- If the numbers 1, 2, 3 or 4 are generated, this means a hurricane occurred.
- If any other numbers 5 – 100 are generated, no hurricane occurred.

Here are screen shots on how to set up the graphing calculator as a random number generator.

Press MATH, right arrow to PRB, and select 5:randInt(

This means a random integer generator.In the randInt( feature, the first number is the lowest number to generate, and the second number is the highest number to generate.

randInt(*lowest, highest*)

When you press the ENTER button, a number is randomly generated.

A 37 was generated on this calculator. Based on the assignment of numbers, this 37 means that there was no hurricane.

Press ENTER again. Another number should be generated.

This time a "1" is generated. This means a hurricane * did* occur!