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In 2011, New York City had a total of 11,232 motor vehicle accidents that occurred on Monday through Friday between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website, October 24, 2012). This corresponds to mean of 14.4 accidents per hour. a. Compute the probability of no accidents in a 15-minute period. b. Compute the probability of at least one accident in a 15-minute period. c. Compute the probability of four or more accidents in a 15-minute period.

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In 2011, New York City had a total of 11,232 motor vehicle accidents that occurred on Monday through Friday between the hours of 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. (New York State Department of Motor Vehicles website, October 24, 2012). This corresponds to mean of 14.4 accidents per hour.

  1. a. Compute the probability of no accidents in a 15-minute period.
  2. b. Compute the probability of at least one accident in a 15-minute period.
  3. c. Compute the probability of four or more accidents in a 15-minute period.

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