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Generate random numbers from appropriate distributions

Generate random numbers from appropriate distributions to find the area of the region enclosed by the curves y = sin (cos(x)), y = 0, x = pi/2 , and x = -pi/2 and report the area.
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Probability of receiving a correct packet of N bits

When a packet is transmitted on a communications link, the probability that a bit in packet is received in error is p. Assume that the packet has N bits. Suppose the packet length is random i.e. N is ...
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Truchet tiles on a flattened cube

We have 2 Truchet tiles and a flattened cube as shown. We randomly place copies of the tiles into faces of the flattened cube. Find the probability that the circular arcs on the Truchet tiles ...
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What is the probability that a random line meet both of the opposite side of a square? [closed]

If it is known that a random line meets a side of a given square, show that the probability that it also meets the opposite side is p = sqrt2— 1.
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What is the probability that a random line meet both of the diagonal of a square? [closed]

If it is known that a random line meets a diagonal of a given square, the probability that it meets the other diagonal is p = 2 — sqrt2.
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Positivity of density for sum of dependent random variables

Let $\{\xi_i\}_{i\geq 0}$ be a sequence of iid random variables that are uniform on a d-dimensional box $B_1(0) = [-1,1]^d$. Let $\{A_i\}:\mathbb{R}^d \to \mathbb{R}^d$ be invertible matrices with ...
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Is there a way of solving this probability question without using the survival characteristic of a geometric random variable?

I have the following problem, and the author presents the solution by using the survival characteristic of a geometric random variable: However, I am not very familiar with this method and was ...
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Sum of geometric and Poisson distribution

Suppose I have $X \sim \mathrm{Geom}(p)$ and $Y=\mathrm{Pois}(\lambda)$. I want to create $Z = X + Y$. (Note: the $X$ begins at $0$ rather than $1$.) Is this possible, please? Then I would calculate ...
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How is the Dehn invariant related to the mean width?

Reading Ravi Vakils Monthly article of february 2011 and watching the video; he mentions that the Dehn invariant is related to the linear invariant measure $\mu_1$ of geometric probability. The Klain ...
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Expected area of the intersection of two circles

If we pick randomly two points inside a circle centred at $O$ with radius $R$, and draw two circles centred at the two points with radius equal to the distance between them, what is the expected area ...
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The Curvy Rebound: One of the most interesting (Geometric) Probability problems.

An infinitely small ball is placed at a random point on the red line shown on the right. The line is 10 metres long. The semi-circle that stems from this line is its resulting size too. Also ...
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Probability of the Center of a Square Being Contained in A Triangle With Vertices on its Boundary

Background : I happen to love solving tough problems. Problem is, I simply cannot answer some! It happened again today, as I attempted to solve the questions in this site: ...
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Geometric probabilities with rectangle

One side of rectangle is 1.2 other is 3.9. We randomly pick points on adjacent sides and then draw a stretch through them. What is the probability that the area of the received triangle is less than ...
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Geometric probability with square

Jhon and Simon have common bank account which has $720$ dollars. Each of them has to buy a gift independently from other (Gift cost $< 360$ dol). What is the probability that after shopping there ...
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The expected number of polygons created as a result of the intersection between randomly placed rectangles inside a square

How can I compute the expected number of polygons created as a result of the intersection of $k$ rectangles of area $B$ each, which fall randomly inside a square of area A? Regarding how randomness ...
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Probability of intersection of line segments

A pair of points is selected at random inside a unit circle and a line segment is drawn joining the two. Another pair is selected and a second line segment is drawn. Find probability that the two ...
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Expectancy value for the percentage of points lying in the Convex Hull (3D)

Suppose I chose n uniformly distributed random points in a 3D cube. What is the expected value for the percentage of points lying on the convex hull as a function of n? Just as a reference, I made ...
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Expected length of minimum chord

You are given a circle of radius $1$. Suppose you pick $n$ independent points randomly on the circle and join neighboring points with lines to create chords. What is the expected length of the ...
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Rain droplets falling on a table

Suppose you have a circular table of radius $R$. This table has been left outside, and it begins to rain at a constant rate of one droplet per second. The drops, which can be considered points as they ...
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Expected time to completely cover a square with randomly placed smaller squares

Suppose I have the unit square $[0,1]^2$ and I choose a point $(x_1, y_1)$ randomly in a uniform manner inside $[0,1]^2$ and draw a filled in square of side length $1/N$ with center $(x_1, y_1)$. And ...
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PDF of distance from the center of a random point in the unit disk

I found in a certain website (also in an IEEE paper) that the probability function for the distance mentioned in the title is given by the following: $P(d)=2d$, but no one is giving the way to derive ...
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Probability of average distance from origin of unit circle less than half

Two independent points are uniformly distributed within a unit circle. What is the probability that the average of the distances from the points to the origin is less than half?
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random circle with radius r on cartesian plane, probability of it not cutting x and y axis with intercepts.

I have a tough question here. Choose a circular disk of radius r on the cartesian plane. What's the probability it is not cut by horizontal lines with integer y intercept, or vertical lines with ...
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Probability that the convex hull of random points contains sphere's center

What is the probability that the convex hull of n+2 random points on n-dimensional sphere contains sphere's center?
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Find probability that random triangle covers centre of circumscribed circle

We are given the equilateral triangle A. On each edge of the triangle we pick a point: randomly (probability distribution is uniform) independently of others We construct new triangle B from ...
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Probability that one of a set of four points lies within the triangle formed by the other three

Given four points, each randomly chosen with a uniform probability distribution in the interior of a (WLOG unit) circle, what is the probability that (any) one of the points lies within the triangle ...
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What is average distance from square center to some point?

How can I calculate average distance from square center to points inside the square?
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How can I uniformly draw points from an ellipsoid?

Specifically, given a positive definite matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$, how can I efficiently generate points $x \in \mathbb{R}^n$ that satisfy $x^TAx \leq 1$? I know how to do this when the ...
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Probability of two points being a certain distance apart on a circle

Is the probability of two points being a certain distance $k$ apart on a circle of length $m$, with $0\le k<\frac{1}{2}m $, always the same for any $k$?
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Selecting a Random Point Inside a Cube

A point $P$ is selected at random inside a cube. Find the probability that $\angle APB \geq 135^o$, where $\overline{AB}$ is a body diagonal of the cube. I am not able to come up with the right ...
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Question regarding double integrals

Regarding the Buffon's needle case for long needles of length $ l>t, $ (the distance between the parallel lines on the floor), we need to solve the integral $$ \int_{\theta=0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} ...
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Probability of a coin falling on the edges of a square

Let a coin be randomly (and uniformly) dropped onto a square on the floor. Assume the edge length of the square to be $ d $ and the radius of the coin to be $ r < d/4$. I know that the probability ...
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2 pairs of points on a circle.

Two pairs of points are randomly chosen on a circle. Find the probability that the line joining the two points in one pair intersects that in the other pair. I've been thinking over this problem, ...
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Expected area of a random triangle with fixed perimeter

I'm trying to calculate the expected area of a random triangle with a fixed perimeter of 1. My initial plan was to create an ellipse where one point on the ellipse is moved around and the triangle ...
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What is the probability of having a pentagon in 6 points

If the probability that $5$ random points in the plane whose horizontal coordinate and vertical coordinate are uniformly distributed on the interval $\left(0,1\right)$ occur to be the vertices of a ...
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Simulating uniformly on $S^1=\{x \in \mathbb{R}^n \mid \|x\|_1=1\}$

A scheme to generate random variates distributed uniformly in $S^2=\{x\in \mathbb{R}^n \mid \|x\|_2=1\}$ is well known: generate a standard normal variate in $\mathbb{R}^n$ and normalize it to unit ...
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Convexity of a region on probability simplex

Exercise 2.15 g of Boyd et al Convex Optimization book : On the probability simplex in $\mathbb{R}^n$ where each point $p = (p_1,p_2,p_3,\ldots,p_n)$ corresponds to a distribution for random variable ...
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Circular distribution of circles

Suppose you have $n$ objects , distributed randomly, in a circular manner of radius $r$. Each objects is of area $A$. So my question is if you draw line everywhere from the center to the surface of ...
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Bertrand paradox Random midpoint

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_paradox_(probability) The link above explains Bertrand paradox in probability. In "Random Midpoint method" Bertrand uses a concept that all chords whose ...
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Random points in a cube.

A point with coordinates $x$,$y$,$z$, is chosen uniformly at random from a cube: $$\{(x,y,z)\in \mathbb{R^3}:0\le x,y,z \le 10\}.$$ Assume that the probability of an event is ...
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Square Line Picking

The probability density function of the distance between two points chosen randomly on the unit square is given by: $ P(\ell) = \begin{cases} 2\ell\left(\ell^2 - 4\ell + \pi\right) & 0 \leq \ell ...
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Distance between $2$ random points in a segment.

On a straight line of length $10$ cm, two points A, B are selected at random uniformly and independently. What is the probability that the distance $AB > 4$ cm? Edit: I edited the question to make ...
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Probability on an infinite plane

(I thought this is a popular problem, but sadly Google yields nothing.) Three points are chosen at random on an infinite plane. What is the probability that they are on a line? And a variant: the ...
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Radon transform, Buffon's needle and Integral geometry

In all the literature that I have seen it is mentioned that these two are "branches" of integral geometry, but no where I can see the exact connection since one is connected with probability and the ...
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Probability that centre of the square lies inside the circle joining the two points inside the square

Two points are uniformly and independently distributed (located) inside a square. A circle is drawn such that the segment joining the two points is a diameter. Find the probability that the center of ...
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Probability that coin will fall into a square

So the exercise is this: We have and infinite chessboard and we have a coin. Every grid is of length and width $a$, whereas the coin has diameter $2 \cdot r<a$. We throw a coin into a chessboard ...
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Expectation number of random points exactly on their convex hull

Suppose there are n random points uniformly distributed in a square, what's the expectation of the number of the points located exactly on the edge (or being vertexes) of their convex hull? What if ...
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Packing a larger sphere with smaller spheres in high dimensions

We were discussing today the probability of leaving a point uncovered while trying to fill a larger sphere by randomly throwing in smaller spheres. Here's the argument: We are working in ...
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Expected value of the distance between 2 uniformly distributed points on circle

I have the following problem (related to Bertrand): Given a circle of radius $a=1$. Choose 2 points randomly on the circle circumference. Then connect these points using a line with length $b$. ...
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A point is selected uniformly at random in the interior of a unit square…

From It, the altitude to each side of the square is drawn. For each side, a stick of the altitude's length is obtained. Determine the probability that you can select three of the sticks and arrange ...