# Probability/statistics question

meatspin

## Homework Statement

During World War II, a hypothetical city laid out as a 10-by-10 grid of equal size blocks was hit by 200 randomly dropped bombs. Thus, the probability of any particular bomb hitting a specific city block was 1/100 and each block was hit by an average of 2 bombs. Find the probability of a given city block not being hit at all.

## The Attempt at a Solution

1 - (1/100) = P(not being hit).

Just wondering if this was correct and if the fact that an average of 2 bombs and 200 bombs droped would have an impact on the probablity of not being hit.

## Answers and Replies

╔(σ_σ)╝
Each block is hit on average TWO times so it seems reasonable to me that the probability you calculated should represent the probability that the bomb was a failure on BOTH "tries".

hgfalling
No, the question is asking for the chance that after 200 bombs were dropped, a particular block had not been hit.

You are right that P(not getting hit by a single bomb) = 99/100. So what's P(not getting hit by any of 200 bombs)?

meatspin
is the answer P(not getting hit) = 0.00495

hgfalling
No. How did you get that?