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1answer
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Proving independence of variables with normal distribution [on hold]

Random variable $X$ is a variable with standard normal distribution. How to prove that $|X|$ and $\frac{X}{|X|}$ are independent? Thanks.
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1answer
21 views

Distributions of local times of a single excursion of 1D random walk

Consider Simple Random Walk in one dimensions, starting from $x \in \mathbb{Z}^+$. The walker jumps to the right with probability $p$ and to the left with probability $1-p$. Assume $p \leq ...
2
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1answer
59 views

Example of non continuous random variable with continuous CDF

Can someone provide an example of $X$ being a non-continuous random variable with continuous cumulative distribution function? For instance: $X$ is discrete if it takes (at most) a countable number ...
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1answer
32 views

Box-Muller method for correlated normals

The standard Box-Muller method produces two independent normal variables given two uniform ones. Is it possible to extend the method such that given a correlation coefficient $\rho\in[-1, 1]$ and two ...
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1answer
60 views

Operations on Random Variables

It is known that the equivalent resistance of a parallel combination of two resistors is equal to \begin{align*} R = \frac{R_1R_2}{R_1+R_2} \end{align*} which could be also written as ...
3
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1answer
56 views

Prove Number of Arrivals $N(s)$ up to time $s$ follows $\mathrm{Poisson}(\lambda s)$ Distribution

This comes from my self-study of Durrett's "Essentials of Stochastic Processes" book, page 97. Definition Let $\tau_1,\tau_2,\ldots$ be independent $\mathrm{exponential}(\lambda)$ random variables. ...
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24 views

Distributions with infinity variance.

I'm looking for a list (or something like that) of distributions with infinity variance (or infinity second moment), like non-gaussian Stable Distributions. I have an important warning: Some ...
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71 views

[Probability]need help to understand the following expression

So assume $Y$ and $X$ are exponentially distributed with parameters $y_1$, and $x_1$ respecitively. assume c is a constant. I am having huge trouble to understand the integration of the following ...
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Kullback-Leibler or Jensen-Shannon divergence between two distributions.

i would like to understand well what Kullback-Leibler or Jensen-Shannon divergence between two distributions will tels us about two distribution,for instance let us consider following code ...
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Are functions of independent random variables related to each other by a constant independent

I have $6$ random variables $a,b,c,d,f,g$, each having independent Gaussian distribution. Now I define following three random variables \begin{equation} X = ab - cd\\ Y = cf - ag\\ Z = gd - bf ...
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Finding expected value??

In a game, a man wins a rupee for a six and loses a rupee for any other number when a fair die is thrown. The man decided to throw a die thrice but to quit as and when he gets a six. Find the ...
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Probability: NEED HELP to Understand with the follow [duplicate]

I need help to understand the probability derviation of a paper. Please help me. For the following, please only treat $|h_{R,B}|^2$ and $|h_{A,R}|^2$ as random variables (other parameters can be ...
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1answer
26 views

Product of 2 random variables:domain of integration

I am trying to compute the PDF of the product of two ind. random variables: $Z=XY$, where $0\leq x \leq d$ and $ 0\leq y \leq 1 $. ($0<d<1$) I found this formula : $ f_Z(z) = ...
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Expected Value with Parameter p

The random variable X has the following probability distribution: P[X=-1]= (1-p)/2 P[X=0]= 1/2 P[X=1]= p/2 The parameter p satisfies the inequality $0 < p < 1$. Find the expected value and ...
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1answer
32 views

Normalizing constants for Extreme value distributions

I have a question regarding the normalizing constants $\mu$ and $\sigma$ that appear in the following problem. Let the random variable $Y_n$ be $Y_n=max(a_1,a_{2},\cdots, a_n)$ and $X_{n}$ be ...
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1answer
39 views

Compute a conditional probability of normal random variable

Suppose $X, T$ are continuous random variables, and $X \sim \mathcal{N}(0, 1)$, $T$ have density function $f_T$. (But $X,T$ do not have joint density) Is there any way to compute the following ...
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1answer
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Covariance of random variables with identical distribution.

Let $X_1,...,X_n$ be random variables with identical distribution, and for all $i=1,...,n$ $\mathrm{Var}(X_i)$ exist. 1. Show that the covariance between each two random variables exist. 2. Show that ...
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If $X,Y$ are independent and geometric, then $Z=\min(X,Y)$ is also geometric

Let $X,Y$ be independent geometric random variables with parameters $\lambda$ and $\mu$. If $Z=\min(X,Y)$. Show that $Z$ is geometric and find its parameter. (Answer $\lambda\mu$) $\displaystyle ...
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Conditioning on function of random variable and random variable itself

Suppose that $Y_{i}\in\{0,1\}$ is a binary variable, and $X_{i}$ is some random vector in $\mathbb{R}^{d}$ . Why can we say the following: \begin{eqnarray*} ...
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1answer
33 views

Expected value of series of uniformly converges random variables [duplicate]

Let $X_1,X_2,X_3,...$ a series of i.i.d. variables with $X_i \sim \mathcal{U}(0,1)$. Let $N=\inf\{n\mid \sum_{i=1}^{n}X_i\geq1\}$ Prove that $E(N)=e$. I don't really have a clue how to even start ...
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1answer
36 views

Why is this distribution Poissonian?

Do this experiment. Draw 10000 random number in $[0,1]$ according to the uniform distribution. Order them in the increasing order. The difference between two neighbouring numbers follows a Poisson ...
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How to show $ P\big(\big|\frac{X}{n}-p\big|>a\big)\le\frac{\sqrt{p(1-p)}}{a^2n}min\big\{\sqrt{p(1-p)},a\sqrt{n}\big\}$

Let $X$ be binomial, $B(p,n)$ with $p>0$ fixed, and $a>0$. Show that, $\displaystyle ...
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1answer
58 views

Find the expectation $E[X]$ [closed]

Let $X$ be a random variable which is uniformly chosen from the set of positive odd numbers less then 100. Find the expectation $E[X]$?
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34 views

What is the probability density function of the cosine of a gaussian random variable?

I want to find the probability density function of $Y=\cos(X)$, where $X\sim N(\mu, \sigma^2)$. The answer is known when $X$ is uniformly distributed $U(-\pi, \pi)$ and it is an arcsin pdf, given by, ...
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1answer
35 views

subscript notation in conditional probability

$X$ and $Y$ are two discrete random variables with joint p.m.f $p_{XY}$ such that $p_{XY}(x_i,y_j) = P(X=x_i, Y=y_i)$. I came across a notation that refers to $p_{X}(x|y)$. How do I express it in the ...
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1answer
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How to see (in)dependence of random variables based on their joint density

This is a valid joint pdf. I just want to know if X1 and X2 are dependent or independent rvs ? Why ? Thank you for your help. Is there a way of seeing this without computing the marginal density ...
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1answer
28 views

number of ones with neighbours in a random binary string

Consider a sequence of i.i.d. random variables $(\xi_i)_{1 \leq i \leq L}$ such that $\xi_1 \in \{0,1\}$ and $P(\xi=1)=p$. Introduce the function $N : \{0,1\}^{L} \rightarrow \mathbb{N}$ which counts ...
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A variation of Polya's urn

Polya's urn model is as follows: you have $a\in \mathbb{Z}_{>0}$ red balls and $b\in \mathbb{Z}_{>0}$ blue balls in a urn. Suppose you pick a red ball. Then you put back $c\in ...
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1answer
91 views

Can someone please help to understand the following probability

I was reading something on communication, then I came across the following equation: $Power_{rx}=Power_{tx}*|R|^2/(1+d^2)$ where $Power_{tx}$ and $d$ can be assume to be constant, and R is the ...
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Probability Generating Functions with Three Dice

Three identical dice are thrown. The dice are fair, that is, for all three dice the probability of turning up face $j$ is $1/6$, $1 \le j \le 6$. Let $X_1,\ X_2,\ X_3$ be the independent random ...
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Expectation and Variation of dependent RVs

This is a really nice question, and while I can think of a solution to both parts, I wonder if there's a more elegant one to the latter: A fair 6-faced dice is tossed once. In a box there are 6 ...
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1answer
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How does a pdf of the difference of two random variables relate to the pdf of each random variable

Let $T_1$ and $T_2$ be non-negative continuous random variables (rv) denoted in the form $T_i = \mu_i + \sigma_i X_i$ for $i=1,2$ where \begin{eqnarray*} T_{1} &=&\mu _{1}+\sigma _{1}X_{1} \\ ...
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1answer
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Quick Question Integration with Joint PDF

Let $X_1, X_2, \ldots, X_n$ by independent and identically distributed random variables with probability density function (pdf) $$f_X(x) = \left\{\begin{array}{ll}1, & 0 < x < 1\\ 0, ...
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Moment-generating function of a generalised normal random variable

Let $X$ be a random variable that follows the "version 1" generalised normal distribution described here, with p.d.f. ...
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1answer
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PDF of sum of two random variables

Assume an $n$ dimensional random variable $U$ that is uniformly distributed in the volume of an $n$-sphere with radius $R$. Assume another $n$ dimensional random variable $N$ that is distributed ...
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Rosanov - Probability Theory Chapter 4 Question 5

I am trying to solve one of the questions in Rosanov - Probability (Chapter 4 Question 5), but I am not exactly sure what the question is asking of me. The question is: Random variable $E$ with ...
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The distribution of minmax and maxmin deviations of a Random variable

Let $X_1,X_2,X_3,......,X_n$ be $n$ independently and uniformly distributed random variables in the interval $[a,b]$. Further let $P=\min \{X_i,i=1,2,3..,n\}$ and $Q=\max\{X_i,i=1,2,3..,n\}$. ...
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Weighted random walk in 1-dimension

Suppose we have random walker on a line, he can only stay on sites which are, say, a distance $a$ from each other. At each step he can go left or right. Every time he steps on a site, makes the ...
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Density function for a random variable having a mixed distribution

A random variable has the following mixed distribution (ie: A distribution that is both discrete and continuous): $P_{X}=\frac{1}{3}E(1)+\frac{2}{3}B(\frac{1}{2})$ Where E(1) is the exponential ...
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Sum of poisson random variables

Let $N, X_1, \dots , X_n$ be independent random variables. $N \sim P(\lambda) \quad (\text{Poisson distribution})$, while $X_k \sim B(p)$ (Bernoulli) Let us consider the "random" sum $S = X_1 + ...
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1answer
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Rescaling function for probability of $k$ adjacent ones in a binary string

Call $\xi$ a random variable taking values in $\{0, 1\}^{\{0, 1, 2, \ldots, n\}}$, where each character of the string has vaalue $1$ with probability $p$ and $0$ with probability $1-p$ independently. ...
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votes
1answer
37 views

Finding probability density function of a linear combination of mutually independent normal random variables

I'm finding the probability density function of the random variable U defined in the following manner: $$U=\frac{1}{2}(Y_1+3Y_2)$$ CORRECTION: The line above is supposed to be ...
3
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1answer
55 views

What is the pdf of $Z=X/\max(X,Y)$ with $X,Y$ exponentials of lambda parameter?

Given $X,Y$ 2 independent r.v.'s both distributed as $\exp(λ)$, what is the pdf of $Z=X/\max(X,Y)$?
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2answers
52 views

Random variable distribution. Reposted

$X$ has distribution $B (30, 0.6)$. Find $P(X \geq 16)$. I know how to find $2$ or $3$ numbers where you use combinations and simply add probabilities for each variable. But this value includes $14$ ...
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1answer
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What is the pdf of the area of a rectangle having sides $X$ and $2-X$, with X r.v. in $(0,2)$? [closed]

Let be $X$ a random point chosen in the interval $(0,2)$. Find the pdf of the area of the rectangle having sides $X$ and $2-X$.
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Poisson to Binomial Distribution Proof?

Q:Let {N(t) : t ≥ 0} be a Poisson process. For s = t/3, show that the conditional distribution of N(s) given N(t) = n is binomial with parameters n and p = 1/3. Also, find the conditional distribution ...
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2answers
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Pdf of $Z=(XY)^{1/2}$. with X,Y independent r.v. with the same distribution (iid) [closed]

Let be $X,Y$ two independent random variables having the same distribution (the following is the density of this distribution) $$f(t)= \frac{1}{t^2} \,\,\, \text{for $t>1$}$$ Calculate the ...
2
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2answers
42 views

What's the density of $Z=\max(X,Y)-\min(X,Y)$ with $X,Y$ exponentials of parameter $\lambda$?

Let be $X,Y$ two independent exponential random variables with parameter $\lambda$. What is the pdf of $Z=\max(X,Y)-\min(X,Y)$? Thanks for your help.
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1answer
52 views

What's the pdf of $Z=X^2 +2X$ if $X$ is a standard normal? [closed]

Le be $X$ distributed as a standard normal. What is the density function of $Z=X^2 +2X$? Thanks for your help
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2answers
29 views

Inequality between random variables

Let $X_k$ be $\text{i.i.d.}$ continuous random variables. Find in terms of $n:$ $$\mathbb{P}\Big(X_1\geq X_2\geq\cdots \geq X_{n-1}<X_n\Big)$$ Let each $X_k$ have $\text{p.d.f }\;f$ and ...