Question

At a doctor’s office, patients are called in from the waiting
room according to a Poisson

distribution with an average of 2 patients every 15
minutes.

c) You are at the doctor’s office and there are 3 patients in
front of you. The time is

now 2:45pm and the first patient has been called in. At what
time do you expect to

be able to leave the doctor’s office (after finishing your
appointment)?

d) What is the probability that a patient has to wait longer
than 10 minutes to be

called in if he is the next in line to be called in?

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