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    Probability of an accident




    Looking for help with this problem:

    A train will pass the same point every 7.5 minutes everyday of the week from 4am to 8am. There are 3380 vehicles traveling west bound on a road that is adjacent and parallel to the train tracks every day. What is the probability that one of those vehicles will leave the road and land on the train tracks where the train will collide with the vehicle?

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    Re: Probability of an accident

    Is this homework?
    I don't have emotions and sometimes that makes me very sad.

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    Re: Probability of an accident

    Yes this is.

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    Re: Probability of an accident

    Is that the entirety of the problem? It seems like there are details missing...
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    Re: Probability of an accident

    I agree. WHat is needed to determine the outcome?

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    Re: Probability of an accident

    More info? Have you asked your professor about this problem?
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    Re: Probability of an accident


    There is something missing. What if the vehicles are long vehicles so that there is more probability a train will hit them?

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