(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Suppose that .10% of all computers of a certain type experience CPU failure during the warranty period. Consider a sample of 10,000 computers.

a.)What are the expected value and standard deviation of the number of computers in the sample that have the defect?

b.) What is the (approximate) probability that more than 10 sampled computers have the defect?

c.) What is the (approximate) probability that no sampled computers have the defect?

2. Relevant equations

[tex]p(x;\lambda )=\frac{e^{-\lambda}\lambda^x}{x!}[/tex]

3. The attempt at a solution

a.) E(X) of a poisson distribution is [itex]\lambda[/itex] which isnpwhich is (10,000)(.001)=10.

V(X) is also [itex]\lambda[/itex] or 10.

The standard deviation is the squareroot of V(X) or sqrt(10)?

b.) To do this, would I take the sum of the probability of 10 machines having a failure to infinity cpus failing? (i.e. p(10;10) + p(11;10) + ... p(inf,10))

[tex]p(x\geq 10;10)=\sum_{x=10}^{\infty} {\frac{e^{-10}10^x}{x!}}[/tex]

c.) To find this, would I use p(0;10)? If so:

[tex]p(0;10)={\frac{e^{-10}10^0}{0!}}[/tex]

[tex]p(0;10)={\frac{e^{-10}(1)}{1}}=e^{-10}[/tex]

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**

Join Physics Forums Today!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

# Homework Help: Poisson Probability Distribution

**Physics Forums | Science Articles, Homework Help, Discussion**