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Function of Jointly Distributed and Convolution

Looking into the continuous case of the sum of jointly distributed RVs in an example in my textbook and there are a few steps missing that I can't seem to wrap my head around. If $X$ and $Y$ are ...
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A stick length 1 is broken into 2 pieces. Let $Z_1$ be the length of the shorter part. Find $EZ_1$

This is used: If $p(x)$ is continuous, then $P\{x \leq X \leq x+ \Delta x \}= p(x)\Delta x+ o(\Delta x), \Delta x\to 0.$ Let $H_1$ be the occurrence that the point at which the stick is broken is in ...
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Let $X: U(0,3 \pi)$ - Uniform on $(0,3 \pi)$ Find the distribution of Y and the expectation of Y if Y is:

$$Y=\begin{cases} -\sin X , x \in(0, \pi] \\- \frac{1}{2} , X \in[\pi, \frac{3 \pi}{2}]\\ \cos X, X \in [\frac{5 \pi}{2}, \frac{11 \pi}{4}] \\ \frac{3}{4}, X \in (\frac{11 \pi }{4}, 3 \pi) ...
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Random independent variables, a question of expected value

The density function of $X$ and $Y$ (two independent variables) are respectively : $$\phi_X(x)=\begin{cases} \frac{1}{2}(1+x) , x \in (-1,1) \\ 0, \text{otherwise} \end{cases}$$ ...
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Find the density function of $X$, from the random vector $(X,Y)$ if the PDF of this vector is:

$$\phi(x,y)= \frac{|x|}{\sqrt{8 \pi}}e^{-|x|- \frac{1}{2}x^2y^2}, x,y \in R $$ Now I'm aware I would have to do $$\phi_X(x)=\int_{- \infty}^{+ \infty}\phi(x,y) dy$$, what is confusing me is this ...
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Definition of random variable

In some books, they don't define the random variable based on measure theory. Instead, they define as follow (in the book All of Statistics of Larry Wasserman): My question is does this definition ...
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Mixed distribution of product of Bernoullie and Gaussian r.v

Confused with the formulation of density function of the following mixed distributed random variable $Z$. $$Z \equiv X \cdot Y,$$ where $( \cdot)$ is product operation, and $X$ and $Y$ being ...
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A Gaussian Divided by a Gaussian Equal to A Gaussian Divided by a Constant

I have a neural-network model in which each neuron is associated with an angle $\theta$. Firing rate as a function of $\theta$ is either a Gaussian or a constant. The claim has been made using this ...
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A problem on continuous random variables

I was reading a The First course on Probability by Sheldon Ross, while I stuck at this possibly stupid doubt. The problem is : The density function of X is given by $$ f(x) = \begin{cases} 2x, ...
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Can anyone help clarifying the geometry in this probability, random variables question.

So basically the question is to find the CDF of $Z$ where $Z$ is the random variable that signifies the distance from a point in a square(sides 1 length) to a fixed vertex of the square. I do not ...
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Random variable $X$ is given with the density function $ \phi_X (x)= \frac{1}{2} e^{-|x|}$ Find the distribution of the random variable $Y$ if:

$$Y=\begin{cases}-X-2,\ \ \ \ X \leq -1 \\ \ \ \ X, \ \ \ \ \ -1 \leq X \leq 1 \\ \ \ \ \ 1, \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ X >1 \end{cases}$$ Now I'm only interested in $t >1.$ (That is only ...
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Continuous random variables and probability density function

OK, I know that a random variable $X$ from some probability space to $\mathbb R$, with some additional properties. It is discrete if it's image in $\mathbb R$ is dicrete. It is otherwise called ...
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Random data generation from a bivariate distribution

Let $X$ and $Y$ be non negative random variables with joint distribution \begin{equation} F(x,y)=1-e^{-x}-e^{-y}+e^{-x-y-\delta xy}; ~~~x\geq 0,~~y\geq 0. \end{equation} How to generate a bivariate ...
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Proving the $Pr(d>0|a+d=\pi)$ is increasing in $\pi$ when a and d are two independent normal distributions.

I was wondering if it is possible to prove the following (or show false otherwise). Given two independently distributed random variables $a\sim \mathcal{N}(\alpha,\sigma_\alpha^2)$ $d\sim ...
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Conditional probability with max(X, Y)

Let $Y_n=$ the outcome of the $n$-th die roll, let $X_{n+1} = \max \{X_n, Y_{n+1}\}$ with $X_1=Y_1$. What is $P(X_{n+1}=j \ | X_1=i_1, ..., X_n=i)$? I know that it is $P(\max \{X_n, Y_{n+1} \}=j \ | ...
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Understanding the sum of random variables

I am currently learning probability theory. I have two questions: I would like to know through an example what is meant by the sum of random variables (r.v.). To make things simple let consider only ...
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If $X_n$ are i.i.d. $Uniform(0,1)$ then show that $S_n$ converges a.s. to $\infty$

Suppose $\{X_n\}$ is an i.i.d. $Uniform(0,1)$ sequence of random variables. Define $S_n=X_1+X_2+...+X_n$. Show that $S_n\to\infty$ almost surely. I believe I have solved the problem and I wish ...
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Two related question, in one. Same topic: Dispersion..

$1.$ Prove: If $X_1,X_2,X_3,\ldots,X_n$ are independent random variables then: $$D\left(\sum_{i=1}^n X_i\right)=\sum_{i=1}^n D(X_i)$$ Proof: Because of independence we have: $$D(\sum_{i=1}^n ...
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A die is thrown $n$ times. $X_1$-number of times a number from $\{1,2,3\}$…

.. $X_2$ number of numbers that fell from $\{4,5\}$, $X_3$ number of $6's$ that fell. Find $$P\{ X_1=k\mid X_2=m\};0\leq m \leq n.$$ Now, I believe that $X_3$ is completely irrelevant here. What I ...
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In a box which has balls numbered 1..100 , 5 balls are drawn.

$X$- random variable that represents the largest number of the 5 drawn. Find the distribution of $X$. Now, it seems that this random variable is of discrete type. What I have trouble it defining it ...
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Confusion about the sample mean and random variables

As I understand the sample mean you just add a bunch of random variables that constitute a sample from their common distribution and divide by the number of those same random variables. When I apply ...
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Basic measure theory question about $\sigma$-algebra

Let $Y, Z$ be random variables and $G$ be a $\sigma$-algebra. Page 69 of Shreve's Stochastic Calculus for Finance II says "because both $Y$ & $Z$ are $G$-measurable, their difference $Y-Z$ is as ...
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We write down the date of each person's birthday we meet (say Feb 29. doesn't exist).

Random Variable $X$ is the number on persons we met til we wrote down every date in a year. Find the expected value of $X$. Find $E(X)$- expected value. From this example I can definitely understand ...
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Showing that a sequence of random variables has CLP.

This is an exercise that I am stuck at. I managed to solve (i) and (ii), which are relatively easy. Here the Feller condition in (i) is as below. Also, the central limit theorem I learned is like ...
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Show that $X_n/n$ does not converge almost surely

I am generally able to prove that a sequence of random variables $X_n$ converge almost surely to a random variable $X$ by using the following strategy: Take any typical sample point ...
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Property of cumulative distribution function

I was taking the course on random variables , where I faced below property of cumulative distribution function: $$\lim_{x\rightarrow a^+}F_X(x)=F_X(a^+)=F_X(a)\qquad\qquad ...
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Coupon Collector's Problem — Expected Value of each item

So I guess my problem is based on the famous coupon collector's problem, which is, if you should not be familiar with it, the following: Given N different coupons from which coupons are being drawn ...
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Probability of absorption of a biased random walk when the starting point has binomial distribution

Consider a random walk $\{0,1, ... , N\}$ with up probability $p$ and down probability of $p-1$ where $p \neq 1/2$. Suppose there are absorbing barriers at $0$ and $N$ and that the starting point, ...
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What is the pdf of $X$, where $dX_t = -aX_t + d N_t, N_t$ is a compound Poisson process?

I would like to find the probability density function (at stationarity) of the random variable $X_t$, where (I'm not sure this notation makes sense, I'm not very familiar with the stochastic calculus ...
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Distribution of Bernoulli and Uniform Random Variable

Here's a problem I am stuck on: Let $X$ and $Y$ be independent random variables such that $X$ is Bernoulli-distributed with $p=1/2$, and $Y$ is uniformly distributed on the interval $[0,1]$. Then: ...
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What is the probability that on a given day, the number of half gallon containers provided is enough?

In a grocery store 400 customers shop every day. The number of half gallons of nonfat milk bought by a randomly selected customer is a random variable X having P(X=0)=0.3, P(X=1)=0.5, and P(X=2)=0.2. ...
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Normal Distribution of Sums

I have two normally distributed random variables $X$ and $Y$. Then I know that the sum $X-Y$ is also normally distributed (i). However, I want to show (preferably by a counter example) that the ...
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On random functions taking values in the space of continous functions.

I upload the image of the passage that is unclear to me (Theoretical statistics by Keener): I do not understand how $W_1, W_2, \dots$ take values in $C(K)$. For every different realization of the ...
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How to represent $Prob(X_1+X_2 \leq a, X_2+X_3 \leq b, X_3 +X_4 > c)$ with mutually independent random variables?

There are four mutually independent random variables: $$X_i : \Omega \to \mathbb R$$ for $i= 1,2,3,4$ The cumulative distribution function of them is given as $F_i(x_i)$. How to represent ...
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Expected value of exponential random variable [closed]

If an exponential random variable, X, has failure rate λ, what is E[X|X<λ]? I'm not sure how to start here. I know that E[X] = 1 / λ for an exponential random variable. Is the probability that X ...
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Expected value of exponential random variable

If an exponential random variable, X, has failure rate λ, what is E[X|X<λ]? I'm not sure how to start here. I know that E[X] = 1 / λ for an exponential random variable. Is the probability that X ...
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Expected Value: how to understand this expression?

So I have come across a question asked by my peers. Define: $$g:=\sqrt{E[|y_r(t)|^2]}$$ Given that $$y_r(t)=\sqrt{t}\cdot h+b+k+c,$$ where $h$, $b$, $k$, and $c$ are independent random variables. ...
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Posterior probability estimation in MAP model

I have a question about probability. I am using Bayes rule to determine which class the $x$ belong to. According to Bayesian formula, the MAP estimation is equivalently found by $$p(x \in \Omega_i|x)= ...
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Given the joint density function for X~Unf(0,2) & Y~Unf(0,3) find Pr(XY < 1)

I have two independent random variables, X~Unf(0,2) & Y~Unf(0,3). Their joint density function is f(x,y) = 1/6 if 0<=x<=2 and 0<=y<=3 else f(x,y) = 0. I'm supposed to find Pr(XY < ...
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Mean value theorem for random variables (inside an expectation value)

In a proof I am trying to understand a mean value theorem for random variables is used. It is stated that $$E[f(X+Y)]=E[f(X)+E[f^\prime(X+\theta Y)]Y]$$ for real valued random variables $X$ and $Y$ ...
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What is the Difference in the Average and the Mathematical Expectation in the following Problem

Suppose that a school has 20 classes: 16 with 25 students in each, three with 100 students in each, and one with 300 students, for a total of 1000 students. The average class size is simply ...
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The probability of passing a probability course with limitations. [closed]

John is attempting to pass a probability exam again and again until he has succeded. However, he is allowed to try only $n$ times. Suppose that the probability that John doesn't flunk is $p$ ...
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How can two random variables are continuous infers that their jointly random variable is continuous?

We assume that $\forall a,b$ such that $a2+b2>0$, $aX+bY $ is continuous random variable. But we don't assume that $X$ and $Y$ are independent. My question is the following: Under which ...
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Sequence satisfies weak law of large numbers but doesn't satisfy strong law of large numbers

Let $\{X_n\}_{n=1}^{\infty}$ be a sequence of independent random variables such that $$P(X_n=n+1)=P(X_n=-(n+1))=\frac{1}{2(n+1)\log(n+1)}$$ $$P(X_n=0)=1-\frac{1}{(n+1)\log(n+1)}$$ Prove that $X_n$ ...
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Probability of event in join sample space of X & Y

From what I understand, the answer should be $(0.1+0.35+0.05)$, since the given points have probability summation $1$. Am I correct? By the way, the correct answer unknown.
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How to compute the average power of an ergodic process?

Rxx(0)=3 is the average power and if i take limit as t goes to infinity i will get the (E[x])^2 to get variance you subtract 3-2 = 1 is this correct ? and can someone tell the difference ...
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Variance function is variance stabilising

Y has mean u and variance function V(u). If $V(u) = \alpha.u^v$ then $h(y) = y^{(2-v)/2}$ is variance stabilising which means that Var(h(Y)) is approximately constant. I tried to prove it computing ...
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Finding an interval estimate for $\mu$ given a sample size and variance

I'm in a statistics class and am doing a problem for homework about confidence intervals. I don't really know what it's asking though or when I've even reached a valid solution. The problem says: ...
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Expectation over multiple variable?

So I have come across a question asked by my peers. Define: $$g:=\sqrt{E[|y_r(t)|^2]}$$ Given that $$y_r(t)=\sqrt{t}\cdot h+k,$$ where $h$ and $k$ are independent random variables with variance ...
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How to calculate the probility of 2 independent events of having same value?

We are learning to calculate the probability of sums and difference of random numbers. Here is the problem: One athlete knows from past experience that the distances of his javelin throws follow a ...