Poisson Process

1. Dec 3, 2008

brcole

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

If you find a mushroom, what is the chance that at least one more will be within one yard from it ? What is the chance that there is exactly one mushroom within the distance one yard from the point you stay? The mushrooms grow in a forest randomly , with density 0.5 square yard

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

A = 0.5 * (1squared * pi) 0.5pi ,
0.5pi* e(-.5 pi)

Last edited: Dec 3, 2008
2. Dec 4, 2008

HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
I have no idea what this is supposed to mean. Since you titled this "Poisson Process", what IS the Poisson probability distribution?