Flight probobility

• Oct 23rd 2009, 08:01 AM
scottieboy561
Flight probobility
its a binomial distribution problem

find the range for the usual number of people to show up for a flight under the given assumptions

n= 236 reservations
p=.0995 that a passenger with reservation will not show up
q= .9005 passenger with reservation will show up
r= 213 total seats on plane

i have no idea where to start

to simply subtract 236 by 213 seems to easy
• Oct 23rd 2009, 01:34 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by scottieboy561
its a binomial distribution problem

find the range for the usual number of people to show up for a flight under the given assumptions

n= 236 reservations
p=.0995 that a passenger with reservation will not show up
q= .9005 passenger with reservation will show up
r= 213 total seats on plane

i have no idea where to start

to simply subtract 236 by 213 seems to easy

The mean number that show up is $nq$

CB