# Question: an article suggests that a poisson process can be used...

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An article suggests that a Poisson process can be used to represent the occurrence of structural loads over time. Suppose the mean time between occurrences of loads is 0.5 year.

(a) How many loads can be expected to occur during a 2-year
period?

loads

(b) What is the probability that more than seven loads occur during
a 2-year period? (Round your answer to three decimal places.)

(c) How long must a time period be so that the probability of no
loads occurring during that period is at most 0.1? (Round your
answer to four decimal places.)

___________ yr