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#1
Apr2812, 07:56 AM

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The number of cracks in a section of interstate highway that are significant enough to require repair is assumed
to follow a Poisson distribution with a mean of two cracks per mile. What is the probability that there are no cracks that require repair in 5 miles of highway? any help guys? :) 


#2
Apr2812, 12:44 PM

P: 2,501

As an a academic exercise in irrelevant statistics, you would find the probability of 0 defects in one mile under the Poisson distribution with a mean of 2 and raise that value to the fifth power. It has nothing to do with the specific problem you described. 


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