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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, black-fin tuna, Greater amberjack, Spanish mackerel, dolphin (mahi-mahi), 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 2-hour period?...
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course IEOR 4106 taught by Professor Whitt during the Spring '08 term at Columbia.
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