Poisson and time

Discussion in 'Probability' started by Rueful Rabbit, Nov 20, 2011.

  1. Hi All,

    Say accidents occur at a rate of 4 per year.
    What is the expected time for the 6th accident?

    Intuitively Id say 1.5 years which I expect is correct but is there a
    more formal way of working this out?

    Regards, James.
     
    Rueful Rabbit, Nov 20, 2011
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  2. Rueful Rabbit

    Ray Koopman Guest

    Ray Koopman, Nov 20, 2011
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