The probability that one 3 foot section of wire is defective is 0.002. If someone has 450 feet of wire then what is the probability they will have 3 or more 3 feet sections that are defective?
I'm getting the feeling that there isn't enough information here. I think the term "probability that one 3 foot section of wire is defective is 0.002" could be interpreted in a number of ways.
That is exactly what I think. At first I thought that X~Pois(λ) and that P(X=1)=0.002. But finding λ seems impossible and even the values you find do not make any sense.