# Situation Simulated

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Now let’s join Khalid and Justyce. They have finished their mathematics homework and are watching the debut game of the newly formed Blackbirds baseball team. At the bottom of the first inning, M and W Bank announces that they will donate \$250 to the Maryland State Department of Education for every home run the Blackbirds hit in the game.

Justyce: My mom went to lots of ball games growing up. She says a major league baseball player has a 1 in 35 chance of getting a home run each time he gets a hit.

Khalid: Wow, that’s pretty neat. I wonder if we’ll see a home run tonight.

Design and conduct a simulation to determine the potential pay-out M and W Bank will have to donate to the Maryland Department of Education.

Assume that the probability from Justyce’s mother is true and the Blackbirds players have a 1 in 35 chance of hitting a home run each time they get a hit. Choose a simulation tool that can be used to simulate a hit resulting in a home run.

Describe how you would set up your chosen tool to simulate whether a hit results in a home run.

A major league baseball team averages 9 hits per game. Using this information, describe one trial in your simulation. (Hint: One trial will represent one game.)

Conduct one trial of your simulation.