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Amazering Examples:
Suppose Dunphy is really bad at tossing a Frisbee. His girlfriend attempts to teach him how to aim.
However, it inevitably ends in hitting a passerby. Suppose Dunphy hits pedestrians at a rate of 1 out of 5
people that walk past the campus mall. Every time that Dunphy thinks he is going to hit a person with
the Frisbee, he yells, “Geronimo”! Eventually, he gets the hang of it. He exclaims, “Eureka”!
Eureka is
Greek for I have found it. However, before he gets acclimated to throwing a Frisbee, what is the
probability that his first accidental hitting is between the 5
th
and 10
th
person that walks by?
Shaggy feeds Scooby a Scoobysnack after every hijinks that Scooby foils. Suppose Scooby foils a hijinks
anywhere from 0 minutes into the show up until 15 minutes into the show. What is the expected
amount of time into the show that Scooby will receive his Scoobysnack for foiling a hijinks?
The sirens, while perched on their aesthetically pleasing fjord, were beckoning for Odysseus to come
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course STAT 225 taught by Professor Martin during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University.
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