During the period of time that a local university takes phone-in registrations, calls come in at the rate of one every two minutes. [Hint: It is a Poisson Distribution Problem.]

a) What is the expected number of calls per hour?

b) What is the probability of three calls in five minutes?

c) What is the probability of no calls in a five-minute period?

Solution Summary

This solution provides a poisson probabilities table in an attached Excel file and calculates the expected number of calls per hour, the probability of three calls in five minutes and the probability of no calls in a five-munite period in an attached Word document.

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