Poisson distribution of a Fair Coin?

Consider tossing a fair coin 40,000 times. Let X be the number of times heads comes up. Suppose X has Poisson distribution with mean 2.4. Find P(X>=2).

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I have no idea how to do this one. This maybe wrong attempt.

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**blackZ** Consider tossing a fair coin 40,000 times. Let X be the number of times heads comes up. Suppose X has Poisson distribution with mean 2.4. Find P(X>=2).

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I have no idea how to do this one. This maybe wrong attempt.

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The answer is given by 1 - Pr(X = 0) - Pr(X = 1).

Then you use the Poisson pmf to calculate each probability ---> basic calculator work.

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Sorry. I did not get anything.

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**blackZ** Sorry. I did not get anything.

I have told you what to do. If you need more help, you will need to be much more specific than the above comment.

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Ok, So what are the first steps. I need to get it started.

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**blackZ** Ok, So what are the first steps. I need to get it started.

Read post #2! It tells you what to do! What don't you understand!?