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Unformatted text preview: t arrive during this time go away never to return. (a) At what rate does the dealer make sales? (b) What fraction of customers are lost? 3.10. One of the di culties about probability is realizing when two di↵erent looking problems are the same, in this case dealing cocaine and fighting fires. In Problem 2.26, calls to a fire station arrive according to a Poisson process with rate 0.5 per hour, and the time required to respond to a call, return to the station, and get ready to respond to the next call is uniformly distributed 3.5. EXERCISES 115 between 1/2 and 1 hour. If a new call comes before the Dryden fire department is ready to respond, the Ithaca fire department is asked to respond. What fraction of calls must be handled by the Ithaca fire department 3.11. A young doctor is working at night in an emergency room. Emergencies come in at times of a Poisson process with rate 0.5 per hour. The doctor can only get to sleep when it has been 36 minutes (.6 hours) since the last emergency. For example, if there is an emergency at 1:...
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