# When do creative people get their best ideas A newspaper did

Last updated: 1/27/2024

When do creative people get their best ideas A newspaper did a survey of 966 inventors who hold U S patents and obtained the following information Time of Day When Best Ideas Occur Time 6 A M 12 noon 12 noon 6 P M Number of Inventors 271 145 326 6 P M 12 midnight 12 midnight 6 A M a Assuming that the time interval includes the left limit and all the times up to but not including the right limit estimate the probability that an inventor has a best idea during each time interval from 6 A M to 12 noon from 12 noon to 6 P M from 6 P M to 12 midnight from 12 midnight to 6 A M Round your answers to three decimal places 224 6AM 12PM 12PM 6PM 6PM 12AM 12AM 6AM b Do the probabilities add up to 1 Yes No Does this make sense Examining the above table we find the table Select the probabilities for all outcomes in the sample space Therefore the probabilities in the table Select So the above result Select make sense What is the sample space in this problem 6AM 12AM 4