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CalculusCalculus: An Applied Approach (MindTap Course List)Waiting Time The waiting time t (in minutes) for service at the checkout at a grocery store is exponentially distributed with a mean of 4 minutes. (a) Find the probability density function for the random variable t. (b) Find the probability that the waiting time is less than 10 minutes.BuyFind*launch*

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Ron Larson

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9781305860919

Chapter 9, Problem 57RE

Textbook Problem

**Waiting Time** The waiting time *t* (in minutes) for service at the checkout at a grocery store is exponentially distributed with a mean of 4 minutes.

(a) Find the probability density function for the random variable *t.*

(b) Find the probability that the waiting time is less than 10 minutes.

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