# Fan Appreciation Night, Part 1

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**Key Terms:**

Experimental probability

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Let’s go back to Khalid’s situation: What is the probability that he would answer all 8 history questions correctly? There are two ways to investigate this probability. One way is to create a simulation to calculate the experimental probability of answering each of the questions correctly.

**Create and Analyze**

There are a number of ways to design and run a simulation. First, select a model that can represent answering 80% of the questions correctly, such as:

**A Spinner**

- Includes 5 equal sections, 4 of which represent correct answers.
- Spin 8 times with each spin representing answering one of the 8 history questions asked during the
*It’s Academic*Tournament. - The results of the 8 spins would make up one trial for this simulation.
- Run at least 10 trials.

**Random Integer Generator**

- Use random digits 1 - 5.
- 1 - 4 represent correct answers.
- Generate 8 digits for each trial. Each digit represents answering one of the 8 History questions in a typical It's Academic Tournament.
- Run at least 10 trials.