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# Simple Probability watch

1. Hey, I have an assignment for probability and it's asking to find the probability that a flight will be overbooked.
I'm told that the probability of someone not turning up to a flight is 0.1 and that there are 300 seats on the plane and the company has let 324 people reserve seats.

We have been told not to use the normal distribution, but I just can't work it out can someone give me a hint please (not the full answer because it is an assignment).

I hate probability
2. (Original post by hello calum)
I hate probability
Is the Poisson approximation appropriate?
3. (Original post by ghostwalker)
Is the Poisson approximation appropriate?
Ah, sorry about that. I've just found out the lecturer was meant to say that we SHOULD use the normal distribution
4. (Original post by hello calum)
Ah, sorry about that. I've just found out the lecturer was meant to say that we SHOULD use the normal distribution

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