# Poisson & Uniform Probabilities

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Statistics and probability distributions

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Find the following values by using the Poisson tables in Appendix A.

a. P (x = 6|lamda = 3.8)

b. P (x > 7|lamda = 2.9)

c. P (3 <= x <= 9|lamda = 4.2)

d. P (x = 0|lamda = 1.9)

e. P (x <= 6|lamda = 2.9)

f. P (5 < x <= 8|lamda = 5.7)

5.20. According to the United National Environmental Program and World Health Organization, in Mumbai, India, air pollution standards for particulate matter are exceeded an average of 5.6 days in every three-week period. Assume that the distribution of number of days exceeding the standards per three-week period is Poisson distributed.

a. What is the probability that the standard is not exceeded on any day during a three-week period?

b. What is the probability that the standard is exceeded exactly six days of a three-week period?

c. What is the probability that the standard is exceeded 15 or more days during a three-week period?

If this outcome actually occurred, what might you conclude?

6.2. x is uniformly distributed over a range of values from 8 to 21.

a. What is the value of f (x) for this distribution?

b. Determine the mean and standard deviation of this distribution.

c. Probability of (10 less than or equal to x which is less than 17)

d. Probability of (x is less than 22)??

e. Probability of (x is greater than or equal to 7)?

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