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 Name: Discrete Random Variables: Practice 3: Poisson Distribution ID: m17109 Language: English (en) Summary: This module provides further practices and exercises on Poisson Distribution in statistics. Subject: Mathematics and Statistics Keywords: elementary, statistics License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0 Authors: Copyright Holders: Maintainers: Latest version: 1.15 (history) First publication date: Jun 26, 2008 11:27 pm -0500 Last revision to module: May 27, 2012 12:38 pm -0500

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## Version History

 Version: 1.15 May 27, 2012 12:38 pm -0500 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Practice 3: Poisson Distribution: Updated notation.` Version: 1.14 May 23, 2012 5:03 am -0500 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Practice 2: Binomial Distribution: Changed "investigate" to "analyze."` Version: 1.13 May 23, 2012 4:08 am -0500 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Practice 3: Poisson Distribution: Changed “Objectives” to “Outcomes.” Changed the problem.` Version: 1.12 May 22, 2012 3:51 pm -0500 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Practice 3: Poisson Distribution: Changed "Outcomes" back to "Objectives."` Version: 1.11 Mar 15, 2012 9:04 am -0500 by Changes: `Module: Discrete Random Variables: Practice 3: Poisson Distribution: Added after the statement of the problem "Assume the event occurs independently in any given day." ` Version: 1.10 Feb 18, 2009 7:33 pm -0600 by Changes: `Upconverted and added appropriate class attribute.` Version: 1.9 Jan 22, 2009 9:10 am -0600 by Changes: `Discrete Random Variables: Practice 3: Poisson Distribution: In the table, changed X to x.` Version: 1.8 Oct 27, 2008 2:22 pm -0500 by Changes: `roles updated` Version: 1.7 Aug 15, 2008 2:10 pm -0500 by Changes: `uploaded handouts` Version: 1.6 Jul 31, 2008 10:36 am -0500 by Changes: `removed draft notice` Version: 1.5 Jul 9, 2008 4:03 am -0500 by Changes: `Post review edits` Version: 1.4 Jul 8, 2008 6:03 pm -0500 by Changes: `post review edits` Version: 1.3 Jul 7, 2008 12:18 pm -0500 by Changes: `post review updates` Version: 1.2 Jun 30, 2008 11:22 pm -0500 by Changes: `Updated for consistency within collection` Version: 1.1 Jun 27, 2008 12:41 am -0500 by Changes: `Initial publication`

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