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anonymous
 4 years ago
There are 25 students at a bus stop. It is known that on average, 3 buses arrive at the bus stop in every 20 minutes.
What is the probability that the waiting time for the next bus is at least 30 minutes?
State the assumptions you need to compute the above probabilities.
anonymous
 4 years ago
There are 25 students at a bus stop. It is known that on average, 3 buses arrive at the bus stop in every 20 minutes. What is the probability that the waiting time for the next bus is at least 30 minutes? State the assumptions you need to compute the above probabilities.

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anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I believe it has got to do with Poisson distribution but I am not sure how to start from it. :(

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0So the number of buses has become the interval instead? But isn't time the only unit for the interval in poisson?

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Also, the question asked for the assumptions that were made in computing the probabilities. What assumptions have we made in this calculation? I don't understand what kind of assumptions have we made.

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Also, to have X~Pois(20/3), and find P(X>=30)=1P(X<30), The P(X<30) is very close to 1. This would make P(X>=30)=11=0, which looks weird.

Zarkon
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1wouldn't it be Poisson\(\displaystyle\left(\frac{3}{20}\cdot 30\right)\)=Poisson(4.5)

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Why calculate the probability of X=0?

Zarkon
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.10 buses arriving in the first 30 mins

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0OHH!!! wow!! This is smart!

Zarkon
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1time to teach..be back later

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0wow! this feels counter intuitive but somewhat logical. i wouldn't have thought of it. It's like so there is zero buses during the first 30mins and so this probability is as good as there is at least a bus after this first 30mins. thanks!!

anonymous
 4 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0ok sure! Thanks for you help!!!
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