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    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
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottieboy561 View Post
    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 $\displaystyle nq$

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