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EXAM P QUESTIONS OF THE WEEK
S. Broverman, 2006
Week of January 9/06
The number of streetcars passing Grant Park station during a 10minute period has a Poisson
distribution with a mean of
. A streetcar stops at Grant Park station only if someone is either

leaving the streetcar or boarding the streetcar at Grant Park station. According to the model used
by the transit system, on any given streetcar, the number of people who will leave the streetcar at
Grant Park station has a Poisson distribution with a mean of 2 and the number of people who
will board the streetcar at Grant Park station has a Poisson distribution with a mean of 1. The
transit model assumes that the number of people boarding at Grant Park station and the number
of people leaving at Grant Park station are independent of one another, and are independent of
the numbers boarding and leaving any previous streetcars. The transit system would like to
determine the value of
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2010 for the course STATISTICS 50 taught by Professor Diaz during the Spring '10 term at California State University , Monterey Bay.
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