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Homework Help: Poisson Process

  1. Dec 3, 2008 #1
    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
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  3. Dec 4, 2008 #2


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