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FDST 4090/6090 Food Quality Control g © W.C. Hurst 2010 Probability Distributions Worksheet: Page 6 POISSON DISTRIBUTION Conditions for Use: Poisson Theorem: The probability “P” of finding “r” occurrences (defects) within a certain interval of time, volume, area, etc., where μ is the mean number of occurrences (defects) is defined by (formula):
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Unformatted text preview: Problem 1: Suppose you are monitoring a number of leaking water valves considered to be defects in the plumbing system of a food plant. Past experience has shown that an average of 5 leaks occur per month. What is P that exactly 3 leaks will occur this month?...
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