P( R < 5 ) = P(0) + P(1) + P(2) + P(3) + P(4)
= 0.1729
R is just the number of events occurring, its usually denoted X. In your CDF table of poisson probabilities, look up Lamda = 7, X (or R) = 4
The question is about a mechanic.
To summarise, he gets 7 calls per hour. The question wants to know what the probability is of him getting callouts in one hour.
I understand the formula for poisson, which is:
where is the mean. But I substitute =7, r=5 in and get the wrong answer. I then substiture and r=5 but this is still incorrect.
The answer is 0.173 to 3 d.p.
I have the poisson cumulative frequency tables to save you some working.
Please help?
Edit: I now understand what represents, and know how to get the correct answer from my cumulative frequency table. I just don't understand what the r! represents?
I don't expect a huge, half a page formula, because I wouldn't want to waste any one's time, but how would I get the answer without the Poisson cumulative frequency diagram?