# During a recent 64-year period, New Mexico had a total of 153 tornadoes that measured 1 or greater on the

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During a recent 64-year period, New Mexico had a total of 153 tornadoes that measured 1 or greater on the Fujita scale. Let the random variable x represent the number of such tornadoes to hit New Mexico in one year, and assume that it has a Poisson distribution. What is the mean number of such New Mexico tornadoes in one year? What is the standard deviation? What is the variance?

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## Mathematical Interest Theory

**ISBN:** 9781470465681

3rd Edition

**Authors:** Leslie Jane, James Daniel, Federer Vaaler

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