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Normal distribution or Uniform distribution

  1. Feb 21, 2015 #1
    I have two jobs,Normal distribution with mean of 4.5 minutes and standard deviation of 1.5 minutes for type 1 and uniformly distributed between 1 and 3 minutes for type 2
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  3. Feb 21, 2015 #2
    which job will requires less processing time??
  4. Feb 21, 2015 #3

    Ray Vickson

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    Show us your work; those are PF rules!
  5. Feb 22, 2015 #4
    I am working on simio and i have to decide job priority according to their processing time. smaller the processing time, higher the priority. I don't know how to compare between normal and uniform distribution.
  6. Feb 22, 2015 #5

    Ray Vickson

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    First of all: the question "... has smaller processing time..." is meaningless; both processing times are random, so sometimes the uniform will be less than the normal, while other times it will be the opposite. You need to decide what "smaller" means; is it smaller in expectation or do you look at quantities like ##P(A < B)##, or what? YOU decide!
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