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Probability of no defects

Given a worn machine that creates defects at the average rate of 5 units per hour, what 's the probability of no defects occurring in any specific hour? What's the probability of 8 or more defects in any hour?

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Here it is given that average rate is 5 units per hour.

So that λ= np = 5,

Let X be the number of defects per hour.
Poisson formula is P(X = x) = (see attached)

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This solution determines the probability of 8 or more defects in an hour at a machine.

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