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Activity: Airstrike
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Description: Activity simulates the planning of an airstrike mission on a facility defended by surface-to-air missiles (SAM's). Students are asked to determine the minimum number of aircraft needed to destroy the target, to a 99% confidence level, given the presence of n SAM's and probabilities that the SAM's and bombs will hit their targets. The simulation can be run repeatedly. Adjustable numbers of aircraft, SAM's, and accuracy probabilities allow for a sensitivity analysis.
Technology Type: Flash 
Author: Ralph Irons (Surfin' Sinefeld)
Language: English 
Cost: Does not require payment for use

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Courses: Math 7 Probability
Probability & Statistics Probability, Estimating with Confidence

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Reviewer: _Flix, Oct 2 2006 08:56:44:993PM
Appropriate for: introduction to a concept, applications of a concept or technique, advanced investigations
Ability to meet my goals: Neutral
Recommended for: Probability & Statistics: Samples and Experiments, Probability
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