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# The number of spam emails received each day follows a Poisson distribution with a mean of...

The number of spam emails received each day follows a Poisson distribution with a mean of 50. Approximate the following probabilities. Apply the ±½ correction factor and round value of standard normal random variable to 2 decimal places.
Round your answer to four decimal places (e.g. 98.7654).

(a) More than 50 and less than 60 spam emails in a day.
(b) At least 50 spam emails in a day.
(c) Less than 50 spam emails in a day.
(d) Approximate the probability that the total number of spam emails exceeds 350 in a seven-day week.

here mean =50

and std deviation =sqrt(50)=7.0711

a)

 for normal distribution z score =(X-μ)/σx here mean=       μ= 50 std deviation   =σ= 7.0711

More than 50 and less than 60 spam emails in a day :

 probability = P(50.5

b)

At least 50 spam emails in a day :

 probability = P(X>49.5) = P(Z>-0.07)= 1-P(Z<-0.07)= 1-0.4721= 0.5279

c)

Less than 50 spam emails in a day :

 probability = P(X<49.5) = P(Z<-0.07)= 0.4721

d)

for 7 days; expected mail =50*7=350

and std deviation =sqrt(350)=18.7083

probability that the total number of spam emails exceeds 350 in a seven-day week :

 probability = P(X>350.5) = P(Z>0.027)= 1-P(Z<0.03)= 1-0.5120= 0.488