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A certain police officer stops cars for speeding. The number of red sports cars she stops in one hour is a Poisson process with rate 4, while the number of other cars she stops is a Poisson process with rate 1. Assume that these two processes are independent of each other. Find the probability that this police officer stops at least 2 ordinary cars before she stops 3 red sports cars.
How do you solve it by binomial or by poisson? My initial response was to consider p = 1/5
How do you solve poisson process problems in which you need to calculate the probability of one event before another? In this case, the probability of 2 ordinary cars before 3 sports cars. By poisson, I tried calculate the event of 2 ordinary cars and event of 3 red sports cars. What I can't understand is one event before another logic. Can we do these problems by binomial?