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    Question probability




    regarding poisson, how would you go about solving if a question reads:

    A hospital has noted that they admit an average of 8 patients per hour. What is the probability that during the next hour exactly 0 patients will be admitted?

    f(0)=8^0 e^-8/0!
    =1*3.354626279E-4/0
    =error: divide by 0


    I am told the answer is supposed to be .000335? If that is so, how? because nothing can be divided by 0....

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    Hi ecohelp, 0! is 1.

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    thanks again quark. I am sooo glad I came across this site yesterday, has saved me a lot of trouble & time =) quick response and extremely helpful!

    I'm taking eco this semester, so I'm sure I'll be coming on often

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