A youtube server transmits video at an average rate of 1.5 Mbps and at a peak rate of 4.5 Mbps. What is the probability that at a particular instance it is transmitting?

Would greatly appreciate advise.

Best,

wirefree

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- April 24th 2009, 09:24 PMwirefreeProbability of video server transmitting
A youtube server transmits video at an average rate of 1.5 Mbps and at a peak rate of 4.5 Mbps. What is the probability that at a particular instance it is transmitting?

Would greatly appreciate advise.

Best,

wirefree - April 26th 2009, 01:08 PMwirefree
As a follow-up to my question above, I have obtained the following pointer in the direction of the answer:

Pr(server is transmitting) = Average rate of transmission / Peak rate of transmission

=> 1.5 / 4.5

= .33 or 33 per cent

If someone could attempt to reason the above, I'd greatly appreciate it.

Look forward to a response.

Best,

wirefree