Math Questions and Answers

Start Your Free Trial

What is the probability the phone will ring while the desk employee is gone on his break? Phone calls arrive at the rate of 15 per hour at the reservation desk for a hotel, according to a poisson distribution.If no calls are currently being processed, and the desk employee leaves the desk for a 10-minute break,

Expert Answers info

Tushar Chandra eNotes educator | Certified Educator

calendarEducator since 2010

write12,554 answers

starTop subjects are Math, Science, and Business

The phone calls arrive at the rate of 15 per hour. There is one phone call arriving on an average every four minutes. 10 minutes is 2.5 times this interval.

The probability of an event occurring k number of times in a given interval lambda is `P(k,...

(The entire section contains 123 words.)

Unlock This Answer Now


check Approved by eNotes Editorial