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Cars on the road (Posted on 2004-04-09) Difficulty: 2 of 5
If the probability of observing a car (read: at least one car) in 20 minutes on a highway is 609/625, what is the probability of observing a car (read: at least one) in 5 minutes (assuming constant default probability)?

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Rating: 2.5000 (4 votes)

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re(2): One Mean Poisson = Shark | Comment 12 of 20 |
(In reply to re: One Mean Poisson = Shark by Larry)

Larry wrote: "Actually, I still don't get the 'cars run over dogs' reference, I just hope there are no animal rights activists getting upset over this."

SilverKnight made the mistake of not changing the phrase "constant default probability", thus permitting a google search. Think of me as your Zen Master. Keep thinking about those poor dogs, Grasshopper.





Edited on April 9, 2004, 7:33 pm
  Posted by Penny on 2004-04-09 19:28:46

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