# What is the probability that the temperature will drop

1. Dec 13, 2006

### twoflower

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

2. Dec 13, 2006

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
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.

3. Dec 14, 2006

### twoflower

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.

4. Dec 14, 2006

### enricfemi

As it appears to me, the question quote from book entirely should mention to both days.

5. Dec 14, 2006

### HallsofIvy

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