Poisson Distribution: Definition, Formula & Examples


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A Poisson distribution can be used to find the probability of an event related to which of the following?

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1. To use a Poisson distribution, each successful event must be what?

2. In a Poisson distribution, the likelihood of each successful event must do what over any interval?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Poisson distribution can be used in making calculations about probabilities. Use this quiz/worksheet combo to test your understanding of the Poisson distribution formula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • What does Poisson distribution calculate
  • Conditions necessary for using Poisson distribution
  • The value of 'x' in Poisson distribution formula

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Making connections - understand how Poisson distribution is calculated and apply it to hypothetical situations
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key concepts, such as successful event
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge from the lesson to solve Poisson distribution practice problems

Additional Learning

To learn more about statistics, review the accompanying lesson on -- Poisson Distribution: Definition, Formula & Examples. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Defines the Poisson distribution formula
  • Explains the requirements needed to use Poisson distribution
  • Discusses situations where Poisson distribution is useful