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November 11th, 2009, 04:41 PM   #1
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Expected time from Poisson process

Hi,

Let's say I have cars passing a point as a Poisson process with having stationary flow of 100 cars/hr. How would I go about finding the expected amount of time needed to observe one headway (time between cars) larger than three times the mean headway?

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November 11th, 2009, 07:08 PM   #2
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Re: Expected time from Poisson process

I assume you know how to find the mean headway. What's the probability that no car passes in a period three times as long?
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