The Poisson distribution shows the number of times an event is likely to occur in a particular time interval.

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The Poisson distribution shows the number of times an event is likely to occur in a particular time interval.
 
(a) False
 
(b) True
 
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My question is from Bernoulli Trials and Binomial Distribution topic in section Probability of Mathematics – Class 12
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Editor">Editor Staff answered 11 months ago

Correct option is (b) True
 
To elaborate: Poisson distribution is used for independent events and it shows the number of times an event is going to occur in specified intervals of time. The formula for Poisson distribution is P(x; μ) = (e^-μ) (μ^x) / x!