Originally Posted by
isuckatprobability I need serious help with this problem. It sounds so simple, but I can't find any way to do this.
Problem: Suppose that telephone calls enter the university's switchboard, on the average, 2 every 5 minutes. Assuming that arriving calls has a Poisson pmf with parameter 4, what is the probability of less than 7 calls in a 10 minute period.
EDIT: From what I gather, the probability of finding less than 7 would be: P(x < 7) = P(0;4) + P(1;4) + P(2;4) + P(3;4) + P(4;4) + P(5;4) + P(6;4) ???