Poisson Distribution Calculator with Steps
getcalc.com's Poisson Distribution calculator is an online statistics & probability tool used to estimate the probability of x success events in very large n number of trials in probability & statistics experiments. This calculator is featured to generate the complete work with steps for any corresponding input values to solve Poisson distribution worksheet or homework problems.
Poisson Distribution & Formula
Poisson Distribution is a discrete probability function used to estimate the probability of x success events in very large n number of trials in probability & statistics experiments. It's often related to rare events where the number of trials are indefinitely large and the probability of success P(x) is very small. This discrete probability function follows the laws of exponent. Since P(x) is very small, the negative probability becomes very large which almost equals to 1. The parameter λ = m = np equals to mean & variance of Poisson distribution and the standard deviation equals to √λ where n is the number of trials & p is the probability of success.
The assumptions for Poisson distribution are
(i) The events are exclusive & non-mutual. Any event does not affect the occurance of other events.
(ii) The probability of more than one success is negligible.
(iii) The time interval for probability of success P(x) is directly proportional to the time interval for the length n independent trials.
The below formula is the mathematical representation for Poisson probability distribution to find P(x) in n number of large trials where the probability of success rate is very small. Users can refer the below Poisson formula to know what are all the input parameters are being used to find P(x) in the statistical experiments and use this calculator to verify the results of manual computations or generate the step by step calculation for the corresponding input values.
Solved Example Calculations
The below are the solved example calculations for Poisson probability distribution. The step by step work help beginners or grade school students to learn how the input parameters are being used in the Poisson formula to find the probability of success in very large trials. Users can use this poisson distribution calculator for quick calculation or to verify the results of worksheet problems.