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eterna

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## Homework Statement

From a site introducing the Poisson Distribution

"When trials can occur in a fixed continuum of time (or distance), each instant of time (or distance) is essentially a distinct trial. Because a continuum contains an infinity of points, this means a statistical experiment may have an infinite number of trials, and the probability of each trial would approach zero."

can someone explain why the probability of success for each trial would approach zero? Isn't it fixed?