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Probability of the highest order statistic below the population median.

What is the probability that the highest order statistic of a random sample of size n from any continuous distribution is below the median ( population median ) of that distribution.
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Multivariate sampling of $F(x_1,…,x_n)$?

Let $$(X_1,...,X_n)\sim F(x_1,...,x_n)$$ (not independent). How can I sample from this distribution? In the univariate case, on can use $F^{-1}(u),u\sim U(0,1)$. However, in the multivariate case ...
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why do we believe what we taught in 6 grade. [on hold]

...and will to defend an indefendable point. Like the obvious logical falacy of lack of, say, lack of vitamin C causes scurvy...where's the logic...maybe if the limes were given chococlate chip ...
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Probability: How much days we need to play a game win

Suppose the probability of win a lotery game is : $1/1000$ If a person play the lotery every day with the same combination, how much time he need to wait to win the lotery? Im thinking to use a ...
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Prove that if $X$ is stochastically larger than $Y$ then $E(X)\ge E(Y)$

Prove that if $X$ is stochastically larger than $Y$ (i.e. $P(X > t) \ge P(Y > t)$ then $E(X)\ge E(Y)$.I understand how to solve the problem if $X$ and $Y$ are non-negative random ...
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Let $X$ be a continuous random variable with cdf $F$. Show that $Y = F(X)$ has uniform $(0,1)$ distribution and therefore $X = F^{−1}(Y)$

Let $X$ be a continuous random variable with cdf $F$. Show that $Y = F(X)$ has uniform $(0,1)$ distribution and therefore $X = F^{−1}(Y)$. My Sol: $P(Y \leq y ) = P(F(X) \leq y) = P(F^{-1}(F(X)) ...
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Probability of Sample Variance Given Variance

I am trying to solve a problem that I have never seen before and cant seem to find a way to solve it so any help or tips would be appreciated! Here's the Problem: Suppose a considerable amount of ...
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A box contains 5 yellow and 3 red balls, from which 4 balls are drawn one at a time, at random, without replacement.

A box contains 5 yellow and 3 red balls, from which 4 balls are drawn one at a time, at random, without replacement. Let $X$ be the number of yellow balls on the first two draws and $Y$ the number of ...
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Proving two random variables differ with positive probability

EDIT: Despite the help of the posters below, I'm still confused. I'm rephrasing the question slightly. Can someone hep me with rephrased problem: Suppose that $X$ is a random vector and $Y$ a random ...
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Show that Y=aX+b is an random variable.

Let X be an random variable on a given probability space and lrt a,b∈R. Show that Y=aX+b is an random variable. if X has a distribution function F, what is the distribution function of Y? if X ...
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A property of the hazard function of the normal distribution

I have a problem that I can't figure out. Define $\Gamma\left(x\right):=\frac{\phi(x)}{1-\Phi(x)}$, where $\phi(x)$, $\Phi(x)$ are the density respectively cumulative distribution function of the ...
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question about exponential distribution or exponential random variables

Consider a post office that is run by two clerks. Suppose that when Mr. Anderson enters the system he discovers that Mr. Smith is being served by clerk 1 and Mr. Brown by clerk 2. Suppose also that ...
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What is the limiting distribution of this Markov Chain?

Take a Markov Chain with state space $\left\{ 0, 1, \dots, 20 \right\}$. Then we have the rule that given $X_n$: Compute $Z = X_n + 1$ or $Z = X_n - 1$ with probability $\frac{1}{2}$ each (if the ...
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4th order statistics of Circularly Symmetric Complex Normal random vector?

Assume that ${\bf z} \in C^{n×1}$ is a CSCG random vector denoted with $C (μ,Σ)$ where $μ$ and $Σ$ are mean and contrivance matrix, respectively, and defined as $μ=E({\bf z})$, $Σ=E({\bf z}{\bf ...
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Simulate from a distribution using Metropolis-Hastings and Rejection Sampling?

We have covered the basics behind rejection sampling as well as Metropolis-Hastings from class, but I am not sure how to use the two in conjunction to solve the following problem: Given $\pi(x) = ...
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Systematic elementary exposition of multivariate c.d.f.s?

An example of some initially counterintuitive things that can happen with the joint cumulative probability distribution function of a tuple of real-valued random variables is found in this question. ...
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Find the cummulative distribution function and the density function of the random variable: $Y={1\over 1+U}$

Let $U$ have a uniform distribution on $[0,1]$. Find the cummulative distribution function and the density function of the random variable: $Y={1\over 1+U}$ My attempt: $F_Y(x)=P[Y\le x]=P[{1\over ...
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Mean of Poisson distribution

Let $X$ have a Poisson distribution with double mode at $x=1$ and $x=2$. Find $ P(x=0)$.Here is my solution... $\mu= \frac {p(2) 2!}{p(1)}$. then how can find the mean..thanks
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What is the transformation that maps a Gaussian distribution to a Beta distribution?

Suppose X is a random variable with Gaussian distribution over domain $\mathbb{R} = (-\infty, +\infty)$, with PDF function $f_X$. And Y is a random variable with Beta distribution over domain ...
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Relationship between two random, normally distributed variables

I have two normally distributed random variables, X and Y. X has mean 66 and standard deviation 6. Y has mean 77 and standard deviation 7. The correlation between the random variables is given as ...
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Shortcut to finding $E(XY)$

The question says "Find $E(Y|X)$ and hence evaluate $E(Y)$ and $E(XY)$" The joint pdf is $$f_{X,Y}(x,y)=\begin{cases} 8xy, & \text{ for } 0< y< x < 1, \\0, & \text{ elsewhere } ...
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Distributing dimes to 2 groups of people such that each member of one group gets at least one

I have a study question that I have the answer for, but I just can't understand how or why it is the answer. The question is: $n$ dimes are distributed to $y$ young people and $o$ old people. Every ...
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Probability density function with the help of the Laplace (Fourier) transform

I am reading a paper that derives a closed form expression of the following probability using properties from Fourier transform, $$ \mathbb{P} \biggl( F \geq T \ (I+W) \biggl)$$ Assumptions: 1- ...
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Prove $|\log F(v)|\leq |\log F(0)|+|v|+|v|^2$ for $F$ is the standard normal CDF

Suppose that $F$ is the CDF of a standard normal distribution. Hayashi (2000) claims that the following is true $$ |\log F(v)|\leq |\log F(0)|+|v|+|v|^2\quad\text{for all}\quad v. $$ How does one ...
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A die is rolled 24 independent times. Let Y be the sum of the 24 resulting values. What is the variance of Y?

A die is rolled 24 independent times. Let Y be the sum of the 24 resulting values. What is the variance of Y? I know how to find the mean of Y, but I'm having some trouble finding the variance of X ...
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Distribution of the square of magnitude of a Nakagami random variable [on hold]

Given the random variable $$h \sim \operatorname {Nakagami} (m,1)$$ $$ f_{h}(h)= \frac{2m^m}{\Gamma(m)} h^{2m-1} \text{exp}(-m h^2)$$ What is the distribution of the following function $$g:=|h|^2$$
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Is there an interpretation of the Beta Distribution?

There are cases in probability where one distribution has an "interpretation" in terms of another distribution: X ~ Gamma(k,1/m) for positive integer k, can be interpreted as the distribution of ...
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If $X_1,X_2,X$ are iid random variables with $X_1+X_2$ has the distribution of $aX$, find all characteristic functions of $X$.

If $X_1,X_2,X$ are iid random variables with $X_1+X_2$ have the same distribution as $aX$ for some real $a$, what are the possible characteristic functions of $X$? Let $\varphi_X(t)$ be ...
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Exponential.Damaged lamps replaced and not replaced

The problem: In a system there are 10 lamps installed.Their life cycle of every lamp is exponentially distributed with mean 5000 hours. A)If all the damaged lamps are being replaced immediately with ...
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Expected Value of Continuous Random Walk

I'm currently attempting my MMath master project. However, i'm a little stuck on an expected value of the continuous distribution. Its where i wish to change my random walk from a continuous walk to ...
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Distance between the product of marginal distributions and the joint distribution

Given a joint distribution $P(A,B,C)$, we can compute various marginal distributions. Now suppose: \begin{align} P1(A,B,C) &= P(A) P(B) P(C) \\ P2(A,B,C) &= P(A,B) P(C) \\ P3(A,B,C) &= ...
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Convolution CDF formula?

In reference to this post, the pdf of dependent random variables $A+B$ is given by: $$f_{A+B}(z) = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f_{A,B}(a,z-a) \mathrm da = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty} f_{A,B}(z-b,b) \mathrm ...
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E(XY) = E(X).E(Y|X) . Is this true for mean = zero.

I know that Joint Probability density function for two random functions $X$ and $Y$ $$P(XY) = P(X)\cdot P(Y|X)\tag{1}$$ But I just read in a set of lecture notes that for E(X)=E(Y)=0 $$E(XY) = ...
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Showing that $X_n$ ~ $N(0, a_n)$ converge to $0$ when $a_n \to 0$ sufficiently fast

If $X_n$ have distribution $N(0, a_n)$ with $\sum_{n=1}^\infty a_n^b < \infty$ for some $b > 0$, then $X_n$ converge almost surely to $0$. I was able to show (for a previous part of the ...
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Estimator for a pointfunction depending on a random variable

PROBLEM STATEMENT: Let $X$ be random variable in $m$ dimensional space. The distance between each pair of vectors $x_i^m,x_j^m$ is $D_{i,j}^m =d(x_i^m,x_j^m)$. Correlation Sum, $C(r)$ represents the ...
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What is the expected value of $\min\{|X|,|Y|\}/\max\{|X|,|Y|\}$ assuming $X$ and $Y$ are independent?

So I need to compute $$E\left[\frac{\min\{|X|,|Y|\}}{\max\{|X|,|Y|\}}\right]$$ given $X,Y \sim$ Normal$(0,1)$ and independent. What I am having trouble seeing is whether $\min\{|X|,|Y|\}$ and ...
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Questions regarding a Gamma distributed Random Variable ( first moment and square density)

Consider the following Gamma distributed RV $$\operatorname{Gamma }(m_S,\theta_S)$$ with the following shape and scale parameters $$m_S = \frac{(\theta_1+\theta_2)^2}{\theta_1^2+\theta_2^2}$$ ...
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If the difference of two i.i.d. random variables is normal, must the variables themselves be normal?

I previously asked a similar question about the sum of two i.i.d. random variables, thinking the two cases to be equivalent. But I can't see how to apply the proof of that case to this one. It is ...
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Maximum of RVS independent and identically distributed

I am having a small doubt regarding maximum of random variables. I have $$Z= \max\{ X_1, X_2,\dots X_p, \dots X_N\}$$ where all $X_i$ are independent, identically distributed. Now, If for sure, I know ...
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Finding MLE, MOM of a distribution

I'm stuck on a particular problem and I'm not quite sure what to do. The problem reads as such: Let $X_1, X_2, . . . , X_n$ be a random sample from a distribution with density $f(x) = ...
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Version of iterated expectations conditioned on subsets: Simple proof?

Thanks for any help with this. It is from the Stokey and Lucas (1988) Recursive Methods text (pg. 208) and uses notation from a Dynamic Modeling course taught at Carnegie Mellon and at Florida ...
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If the sum of two i.i.d. random variables is normal, must the variables themselves be normal?

It is well known that if two i.i.d. random variables are normally distributed, their sum is also normally distributed. Is the converse also true? That is, suppose $X$ and $Y$ are two i.i.d. random ...
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Exponential distribution.Bank waiting time

I am at a total loss with that problem: Consider a bank with three tellers and a single waiting line.Every customer of the bank is serviced,when he reaches the top of the waiting queue,by one and only ...
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Prove existence/non-existence of a pdf given mean, std, range

Given: Mean = 100, Range = [4, 10000], std = 3000 Is it possible to prove whether a pdf exists or not that satisfies these values? If it does exist, what would be approximate shape of the ...
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Marginal Probability of Stochastic Process

I have a wide sense stationary stochastic process x(t)=asin(2πf0t)+bcos(2πf0t) where a & b are independent gaussian random variables. How can I find the Marginal probability of x(t)? I am ...
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what will be the PDF of the magnitude of this random variable x+j y?

if we have a complex random variable [x+j*y] where (j :sqrt(-1)) and x,y both have Gaussian distribution and statistically dependent , so what will be the distribution (PDF) of the magnitude of this ...
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Distribution of difference of points in same tail of normal curve?

If $x$ and $y$ are random values drawn from the part of a normal curve that is greater than a fixed $C$. The distributions of $x$ and $y$ are clearly not normal, but is the distribution of their ...
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Asymptotic confidence interval

Let x1, x2, ..., xn be a random sample with a density function given by $ f(x) = \frac{3}{\theta^3} x^2 I_{(0,\theta]}(x)$ where $I_{(0,\theta)}(x)$ is the indicator function and $\theta > 0$ ...
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Relating a Gamma Distribution to an Exponential one?

Question related to Gamma and Exponential random variables. Suppose I have a Gamma random variables with shape and scale parameter $m$ and $\theta$ i.e $$X\sim\Gamma(m,\theta)$$ respectively. Can I ...
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Marginalizing product of multivariate normal distributions [migrated]

How should I marginalize $F_{i}$ from the following probability distribution $$p(y_{i}|F_{i},\alpha, \Lambda, \Phi, \Sigma) = N(\alpha + \Lambda F_{i}, \Sigma)$$ in order to obtain ...