Problem 24BSC

express all probabilities as fractions.

Safety with NumbersThe author owns a safe in which he stores all of his great ideas for the next edition of this book. The safe “combination” consists of four numbers between 0 and 99, and the safe is designed so that numbers can be repeated. If another author breaks in and tries to steal these ideas, what is the probability that he or she will get the correct combination on the first attempt? Assume that the numbers are randomly selected. Given the number of possibilities, does it seem feasible to try opening the safe by making random guesses for the combination?

Solution 24BSC

= 1/100,000,000