Questions on the Gaussian, or normal probability distribution, which may include multi-dimensional normal distribution.

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Variance algebra

This might seem very simple but I'm having some trouble getting to the answer. If I have a random variable that's normally distributed $$X\sim N(30, 3^2)$$ and another random var. $$Y \sim N(20, ...
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Intuition and the math behind normalization

What exactly is the purpose of normalization. From what I read, it is to adjust two different sets of values so you can compare them, but I don't understand why, nor the math behind it. Could anyone ...
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Using continuity correction for normal distribution

Suppose a fair coin is tossed $900$ times. Find the probability of getting more than $475$ heads. Use the continuity correction. My answer: $n=900, p=1/2, q=1/2$ $\mu=900(1/2)=450, ...
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Average minimum distance

Let $\mathbf{u} =\begin{bmatrix}u_1 & u_2 & \dots & u_N \end{bmatrix}^T$ and $\mathbf{v} = \begin{bmatrix} v_1 & v_2 & \dots & v_N\end{bmatrix}^T$. All the elements of ...
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probability, normal distribution mean [closed]

Should I use a certain table for this question or should I use a special formula. A random value has a normal distribution with the mean 102.9 and the standard deviation 4.7. What are the ...
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Chi square distribution vs. Chi square test

I am trying to link my understanding of the Chi square test with my conception of the chi square distribution. More precisely - i understand the procedure of the chi square test, e.g. as when used ...
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If $X \sim N(0,1)$, why is $E(X^2)=1$?

If $X$ is a normally distributed with mean $0$ and variance $1$, expectation of $X$ equals $0$ but why is $E(X^2)=1$?
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Painful? Moment Generating Function

Part 1 Let $X$ be a random variable with the p.d.f. $f(x)=\frac{1}{4\pi}e^{\frac{-x^2}{4}}$, compute the MGF of $X$. So I know I want ...
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Integral of cumulative normal

Let $$\Phi(x):=\int_{-\infty}^x \frac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}} \exp\left({-\dfrac{\omega^2}{2}}\right) d\omega.$$ Question: for what values of $a$, $b$ and for what choices of $f(x)$ would the following ...
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Integration involving complicated exponential form

I'm trying to simplify the following: $\int_0^ts^{-\frac{3}{2}}e^{-\frac{(a+bs)^2}{2s}}~ds$ Basic substitution always gives a $s^{-\frac{1}{2}}~ds$ counterpart which I don't know how to get rid of. ...
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Source needed: Does asymptotic normality yield asymptotic unbiasedness and consistency?

Assume that $$\sqrt{n}(\hat g - g(\theta)) \xrightarrow{d} Z, $$ where $Z$ is $N(0,\sigma^2)$. Does this already imply asymptotic unbiasedness and/or consistency, i.e., $$ E[\hat g] \rightarrow ...
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Impact of the transformation matrix distribution on linear transformation

Let $X$ be a $m\times n$ ($m$: number of records, and $n$: number of attributes) normalized dataset (between $0$ and $1$). Denote $Y=XR$, where $R$ is an $n\times p$ matrix, and $p<n$. I understand ...
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Integral with truncated normal distribution

I am attempting to determine closed form equations for several integrals. Suppose $X=N(\mu,\sigma)$ is normally distributed with PDF $f(x)$ and CDF $F(x)$. $$\int_{T}^{\infty} xf(x)dx $$ ...
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Normal Ratio Distribution with CDF Method

I think I'm missing something glaringly obvious here that's causing problems for me in the entire subject. I have two independent standard normal random variables, X and Y ~N(0,1), and I need to find ...
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Distribution of the sum of normal random variables

Let $X\sim \mathcal N(\mu_X,\sigma_X^2),\ Y\sim \mathcal N(\mu_Y,\sigma_Y^2)$ two normal random variables and $a,b\in \mathbb R$. If $X,Y$ are independent, then $$aX+bY\sim \mathcal ...
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Why normal approximation to binomial distribution uses np> 5 as a condition

I was reading about normal approximation to binomial distribution and I dunno how it works for cases when you say for example p is equal to 0.3 where p is probability of success. On most websites it ...
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Calculating $\arg\min_x (1-\Phi(x;\mu_1,\sigma_1^2)+\Phi(x;\mu_2,\sigma_2^2))$

I would like to find $x$ satisfying the following expression: $$\arg \min_x R(x,\mu_1,\mu_2,\sigma^2_1,\sigma^2_2)$$ where $$R(x,\mu_1,\mu_2,\sigma^2_1,\sigma^2_2) ...
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Forth Moment of Sum of Normal with Equal Correlation

I have $X_1,\dots,X_n$ identically normal distributed $N(0,\sigma^2)$ and $\operatorname{corr}(X_i,X_j)=\rho $ for all $i\neq j$. I'd like to compute \begin{equation} E\left(\sum_{i=1}^nX_i\right)^4. ...
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The probability that a joint distribution is less than a certain value, given the correlation coefficient.

For this problem, we are told that $X$ and $Y$ are jointly normally distributed variables, both being standard normal. We're given their correlation coefficient. So, how do I get from there to finding ...
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Normal distribution squared probability

Let $X_1,X_2,X_3,X_4$ be independent standard normal random variables and $Y=X^2_1+X^2_2+X^2_3+X^2_4$. Find the probability that $Y≤3$. Enter your answer as a decimal and make sure that at least $10$ ...
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Write $\Phi_n(\sqrt{y-1})$ in terms of $\Phi(y)$ and $n$. ($\Phi_n$ CDF of a $\mathcal{N}(0,\frac{1}{n})$)

I'm trying to solve the following problem: Let $X_n \sim \mathcal{N}(0,\frac{1}{n})$, and let $Y_n$ be the variable defined by: $$Y_n(\omega)=\int_{-1}^1 | X_n(\omega)-t |\,dt $$ Let $F_{Y_n}$ ...
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Probability of the sum of independent standard normal random variables

Let $X_1, X_2, X_3, X_4$ be independent standard normal random variables and $$Y = X_1^2 + X_2^2 + X_3^2 + X_4^2$$ Find the probability that $Y \leq 3$. For this problem I know that the ...
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Fraction Problem. 3rd grader question got parents thinking

So our nine year old son comes home from 3rd grade and tells us an amazing thing happened in school today. He was playing a math game with his friend and they got the same score two times in a row! ...
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Normal Distribution finding values

The question says: X is normal with mean -1 and variance 4. Find the value $x_0$ for which the probability is $.2676$ that $X$ will take on a value less than $x_0$. I know this has to deal with ...
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Mean and variance: Gaussian is the most conservative assumption

"given only the mean and variance of a distribution, the most conservative assumption that can be made about the distribution is that it is a Gaussian having the given mean and variance" I've read ...
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stdev and mean from gaussian fit vs. from classical formula

I have a set of data - measured speed of molecules in water. I made a histogram and fitted it with function $$A\exp\frac{(x-B)^2}{C}$$ calculating mean and standard deviation from values B and C If I ...
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Mean & SD of Sampling Distribution

A population consists of $4$ numbers $\{0, 2, 4, 6\}$. Consider drawing a random sample of size $n = 2$ with replacement. (a) What is the sampling distribution of $\bar x$? Is this a normal ...
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Statistics: Relationship between process capability and mean

A company produces one-kilogram sugar packets. The specifications on the net content are 1000 ≠ 5 grams. Assuming that the net content follows normal distribution with mean weight as 1005 grams and ...
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Is the variance of the left truncated normal distribution decreasing in lower bound?

I am wondering whether the variance of the left truncated normal distribution is always decreasing in $\alpha$ (lower bound)? The untruncated distribution of x is $\mathcal{N}(\mu,\sigma^2)$. The ...
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Finding the distribution function of a random variable using CLT

Let $f_0$ and $f_1$ be two continuous probability density functions with means $\mu_0,\mu_1$ and variances $\sigma_0^2,\sigma_1^2$ on $\mathbb{R}$. Furthermore, let $l(y)=f_1(y)/f_0(y)$ be the ...
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Bivariate distribution of the sum and product of Gaussian distributed numbers

If $X$ and $Y$ are independent normally distributed random variables $$X,Y\sim\mathcal{N}(0,\sigma^2)$$ How are the sum and product, $X+Y$ and $XY$, co-distributed? You can write the moment ...
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Geometric Sequence with Normal Distribution Problem

Given: The running time (in seconds) of an algorithm on a data set is approximately normally distributed with mean 3 and variance 0.25. a. What is the probability that the running time of a run ...
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Moments of maximum of bivariate standard normal

Let $X,Y \sim N(0,0,1,1,\rho): f(x,y) = \frac{1}{2\pi \sqrt{1-\rho^2}}e^{-\frac{x^2-2\rho xy+y^2}{2(1-\rho^2)}}$, and let $Z=max\{X,Y\}$. I'm looking for the first two moments of $Z$. I know it is ...
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normal distribution using Z - finding probability between 2 numbers

I am wanting to find the probability of the following: SD = 20 Mean = 100 P(85 < X < 117) i have found the z values for both: P(X>85) : X-u/o = 85-100/20 Z = -0.75 and found the ...
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Understanding sampling from a normal distribution with zero mean

I'm studying probability. I came a cross "sampling from distributions". Given a probability density function $f_X(x)$, what I understood is that sampling means getting values of $x$ according to the ...
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Bivariate normal distribution when $\rho$ is 0

What happens to the bivariate normal distribution when $\rho$ is 0?The bi-variate normal reduces to a simpler distribution, but what is it? and how do you calculate the cdf then? What I have tried: ...
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Integration of standard multivariate normal distribution

We should express the integral $I_{n}=\int_{\mathbb{R}^{n}}\exp\left(\frac{-\left\Vert x\right\Vert ^{2}}{2}\right)\mathrm{d}x$ using $I_1$. Where $\left\Vert x\right\Vert =\left(x_{1}^{2}+\cdots ...
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Gaussian integral evaluation

Asked a question to evaluate the Gaussian Integral, $$\dfrac{1}{\sqrt{2\pi}} \int_{-\infty}^\infty x^2 \exp(-x^2/2) dx $$ using the the following approximation, $J=\Bbb E[X^2] \sim J_N = 1/N ...
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Normal Distribution Problem

The time taken for a computer to connect to a server is normally distributed with a mean value given by 3.3 seconds and a standard deviation of 0.66 seconds. (a) A computer is said to have a fast ...
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Is the $\mathbb R^2$-valued random variable $(X,X)$ absolutely continuous?

Let $X$ be a standard Gaussian random variable. Is the $\mathbb R^2$-valued random variable $(X,X)$ absolutely continuous ? I don't understand the question here. Now $X$ has density ...
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Expectation formula proof [closed]

Let $X$ have a normal distribution with mean $\mu$ and variance $\sigma^2$. Prove that $E(X-\mu)^2$=$\sigma^2$
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Variance of a Population of Two Indpendent Random Variables

I have a question regarding a problem I'm looking at out of personal curiosity. Here is the basic setup of the problem: There is a population that contains half of type A, and half of type B. The ...
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Compute the density of $Y=|X|$

When $X$ has the normal distribution $\mathcal N(\mu,\sigma^2)$ , compute the density of $Y=|X|$ I know ...
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using standard normal deviation to calculate mean?

if i have an unknown mean, a standard deviation of 4, and P(X < 8 ) = 0.3085, how do I calculate the mean somehow using the standard normal distribution and it's cummulative function? I know that ...
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The number of coin tosses needed if the proportion of heads is to lie within 0.05 of p with probability at least 0.9?

There's a question I'm not really sure if I did it right or even understand what its trying to say. There is a coin which produces heads with an unknown probability p. How many times should we throw ...
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Probability Distribution of z/x given x

It may seem a simple question for you, but it's driving me crazy. Given the regression model $z = wx + \epsilon$, where $ \epsilon \sim \mathcal{N} (0, (\sigma x)^{2} $, $ z \sim \mathcal{N}(wx, ...
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Normal distribution percentile calculation

I'm working out the following problem and there is a part that I am not understanding clearly. The weight distribution of parcels sent is normal with mean value $12$ lbs and standard deviation ...
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derive the mean and variance of $\bar X$ using means of sums rules

I can't find anywhere what the means of sums rules are so i'm confused with this question The random variables $X_1......X_5$ are jointly multivariate normal. Their expectations are $E(x)= \mu_i$ and ...