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Homework Help: Probability Quetion Help

  1. Nov 27, 2006 #1
    Can someone help me out with this? (its not for school)

    During the night the number of vehicles passing a particular junction on a dual carriageway follows a Poisson distribution with a mean of 1.6 vehicles per minute. Calculate the probability:
    (i) That in a one minute period no vehicles pass the junction. (1)
    (ii) That in a one minute period more than 6 vehicles pass the junction. (2)
    (iii) That in a five minute period fewer than 3 vehicles pass the junction. (3)
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2006
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  3. Nov 27, 2006 #2


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    Well, do you know what the probability density function for a Poisson distribution looks like? Do you know what the values of that function represent?
  4. Nov 27, 2006 #3


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    Even if this question really is not for school, it still belongs in a homework forum. (I moved it)
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