 # General Statistics Problem

Subject Mathematics General Statistics

## Question

Write 1 to 3 sentences describing how the data would be gathered and why the data/ information is important.

The probability of being “bumped” (voluntarily or involuntarily) on a U.S. airline was .00128. The average number of passengers traveling through Denver International Airport each hour is 5,708.

a. What is the expected number of bumped passengers per hour,
b. What is the approximate Poison probability of fewer than 10?
c. is the approximate Poison probability of more than 5?
d. Would you expect the approximation likely to be accurate (cite and explain the rule of thumb)?
Please provide thorough explanations in Excel.

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Whenever people are bumped from a flight there is a record at the airline counter that can be gathered. The data is important because it indicates that the airlines overbook, thus causing passengers to be...

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