# In the previous problem, we used the Poisson distribution to find the probability of generating x number

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In the previous problem, we used the Poisson distribution to find the probability of generating x number of frames, in a certain period of time, in a pure or slotted Aloha network as p[x] = (e^{−λ} × λ^{x})/(x!). In this problem, we want to find the probability that a frame in such a network reaches its destination without colliding with other frames. For this purpose, it is simpler to think that we have G stations, each sending an average of one frame during the frame transmission time (instead of having N frames, each sending an average of G/N frames during the same time). Then, the probability of success for a station is the probability that no other station sends a frame during the vulnerable time.

a. Find the probability that a station in a pure Aloha network can successfully send a frame during a vulnerable time.

b. Find the probability that a station in a slotted Aloha network can successfully send a frame during a vulnerable time.

**Previous Problem**

To formulate the performance of a multiple-access network, we need a mathematical model. When the number of stations in a network is very large, the Poisson distribution, p[x] = (e^{−λ} × λ^{x})/(x!), is used. In this formula, p[x] is the probability of generating x number of frames in a period of time and λ is the average number of generated frames during the same period of time.

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