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    Interpertation

    Suppose that the next bus has not arrived 15 minutes later when a second person comes along. What is the probability that the newcomer will have to wait at least 15 more minutes?

    Can this be interrupted P(T>30|T>15)\text{?}
    Last edited by dwsmith; April 9th 2011 at 02:55 PM.
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    Yes it can be if the underlying distribution can be though of a Poisson distribution. This is due to its memorylessness property.
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