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What is the probability that the temperature will drop

  1. Dec 13, 2006 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Meteorologists expect rapid temperature drop in the following 48 hours. What is the probability that the temperature drop will occur between 15:45 and 24:00?

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I can't find out, what distribution is suitable for this kind of problem...Would someone please point me to the right distribution?

    Thank you.

    Best regards,
    Standa
     
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  3. Dec 13, 2006 #2

    HallsofIvy

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    If that's all you are given, you can only assume a uniform distribution over the 48 hours. My question is whether "between 15:45 and 24:00" applies to both days.
     
  4. Dec 14, 2006 #3
    Thank you HallsoftIvy, after a while I also assumed it to be uniform distribution. Whether the 15.45 - 24.00 interval applies to both days remains unsaid, good question, however, it didn't come to my mind.
     
  5. Dec 14, 2006 #4
    As it appears to me, the question quote from book entirely should mention to both days.
     
  6. Dec 14, 2006 #5

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    I agree. Thought we ought to leave something for twoflower to think about!
     
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