Poisson distribution:

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candidates arrive at ABC company for job interview at the rate of 3 per hour.

The number of candidates arriving follows a Poisson distribution:


𝑓(π‘₯) = the probability of π‘₯ candidates arriving in an interval

πœ‡ = mean number of candidates arriving in an interval

a. Compute the probability of exactly 5 candidates arriving in 6-hour interval of time

b. Compute the probability of at most 2 candidates arriving in 6-hour interval of time

c. Compute the probability of only one candidate arriving in 2-hour interval of time.

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