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Unformatted text preview: IEOR 4106: Spring 2009, Professor Whitt Poisson Entertainment, Thursday, February 26 1. Gone Fishing To seek a change of pace from her intense Columbia experience, Semonti Sinharoy has decided to go fishing. It is conceivable that this, like everything else, could be done in a brief excursion from campus, but Semonti wants a real change. So Semonti has decided to go to Venice, Florida, which is centrally located on the Gulf of Mexico along the coast of southwest Florida. As usual, Semonti hopes to catch some grouper and snapper, but she is also hoping to catch some other fish, such as kingfish, cobia, blackfin tuna, Greater amberjack, Spanish mackerel, dolphin (mahimahi), shark, barracuda, tarpon, permit, little tunny, sheepshead, flounder, snook, redfish, and sea trout. Suppose that Semonti catches fish according to a Poisson process at a rate of 3 per hour. (a) What is the probability that Semonti catches exactly 4 fish in a given 2hour period?...
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 Spring '08
 Whitt
 Probability theory, 2hour period, Semonti Sinharoy

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