Posted by **k** on Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 4:46pm.

A telephone company's goal is to have no more than 4 monthly line failures on any 100 miles of line. The company currently experiences an average of 5 monthly line failures per 50 miles of line. Let x denote the number of monthly line failures per 100 miles of line. Assuming x has a Poisson distribution: