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Poisson distribution

Do you think the Poisson distribution, which assumes independent arrivals, is a good estimation of arrival rates in the following queuing systems? Defend your position in each case.

-cafeteria in your school
-barbershop
-hardware store
-dentists office
-college class
-movie theater

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Poisson process is a good estimation for
-barbershop
-hardware store
-dentists office

but not for
-cafeteria in your ...

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Poisson distribution

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