Lab_8_SP2020(answer).docx - ATMS 120 Spring 2020 Name and NetID William Henderson\/wh10 Lab#8 Lightning Part#1 General Questions about Lightning(5 points

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ATMS 120: Spring 2020 Name and NetID: William Henderson/wh10 Lab #8: Lightning Part #1 General Questions about Lightning (5 points – ½ point each) 1.True or False: If you are about to be struck by lightning, your hair might stand on end. 2.True or False: Not every lightning strike produces thunder. 3.True or False: Lightning can sometimes occur on hot and humid summer evenings when there are nothunderstorms. 4.For a negative polarity lightning strike, in which direction does the stepped leader travel (upward ordownward)? 5.True or False: If you touch someone who has been struck by lightning, you might get electrocuted. 6.In a typical thunderstorm, positive charge builds at the top of the cloud. Why? 8.How many times per second do lightning strikes happen on earth? 9.If you see a flash of lightning and hear thunder 10 seconds later, how far is the lightning from you? 2 MILES AWAY 10.If you are in an open area with no nearby shelter, and you feel as though you are about to be struck bylightning, what should you do? Part #2 Probability of Getting Struck by Lightning (10 points)Over the last 10 years, an average of 27 people per year have been struck and killed by lightning. It is estimated thatonly 10% of those who are struck are killed by lightning. Using the following information, answer these questionsbelow. (Show all your work)Information:US Population = 328,200,000 people10-year average number of people being struck and killed by lightning each year in the US = 27Lightning fatality rate = 10% (this means that of every 10 people struck, only one will die from the strike).

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