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Learning Outcomes.

  • Create grouped probability distributions and histograms.
  • Assign probabilities to events using counting methods, and probability distributions.

Topic. This lesson covers: Poisson Distribution

  • Openstax Introductory Statistics:
  • Introductory Statistics by Sheldon Ross, 3rd edition: Section 5.7
  • Statistics with Microsoft Excel by Beverly J. Dretzke, 5th ed., POISSON(x,mean,false) P. 111 – 115

WeBWorK. Set 4.6



Poisson Distribution

Exit Ticket

The mean number of accidents per month at a certain intersection is 3. What is the probability that in any given month four accidents will occur at this intersection?