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Conditional distribution of order statistics

Let $X_{(1)},...,X_{(n)}$ be the order statistics of a set of $n$ independent uniform $(0,1)$ random variables. Find the conditional distribution of $X_{(n)}$ given that ...
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Calculating power of a Hypothesis Testing Problem based on Uniform distribution

Consider the problem of testing $H_0:a=0$ against $H_1:a=1/2$ based on a single observation X from U(a,a+1). The power of the test "Reject $H_0$ if $X>2/3$" is (A)1/6 (B)5/6 (C)1/3 (D)2/3 ...
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Question Relating to the Central Limit Theorem

I have the following question: Suppose $X_1,X_2, \ldots, X_{12}$ are identical independent uniform random variables on $[0,1]$. Let the sample mean(lets call it $m$) = $\frac{1}{12}(X_1 + X_2 + ...
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Continuous Uniform Distribution

Suppose $X$ follows a continuous uniform distribution from 1 to 5. Determine the conditional probability $P(X > 2.5 | X \le 4)$ I am not sure I know how to do ...
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old contest math on statistics questions

If we select one random instance with 4 elements from normal distribution, and we show minimum value among this instances with a, and show maximum value among this ...
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Order statistics and biased estimators

Would someone be able to check my work on this question: Suppose that $Y_1,Y_2,...,Y_5$ is a random sample from a uniform distribution over the interval (0, theta). Determine if the followng ...
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Expectation of maximum of two independent random variable with known distribution [closed]

Assume $X$ and $Y$ are two random variables such that $X\sim \textrm{Unif}(0,1)$ and $Y=e^{-t}\times a $ where $t\sim \mathrm{Exp}(\lambda)$ and $a\sim \textrm{Unif}(0,1)$. What is ...
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Sum of discrete and continuos random variables with uniform distribution

Could you tell me how to find the distribution of $Z = X+Y$ if $X$ is a random variable with uniform distribution on $[0,1]$ and $Y$ has uniform distribution on $\{-1,0,1\}$? $X$ and $Y$ are ...
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Two people meeting, expected time of waiting

$A$ and $B$ are supposed to meet. $A$ arrives in a randomly chosen (uniform distribution) moment between $2$ and $3$ pm. $ B$ arrives at $2$ pm with probability equal to $0,5$ and in a randomly ...
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Separating a random variable

Let α and β be random variables uniformly distributed from 0 to 1. Let λ= k1α -c1α + k2β -c2β. Let x be the random variable that is uniformly between ...
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Expected length of shortest interval containing numbers drawn at random

A random idea: If you draw $n$ numbers uniformly at random from $[0,1]$, what is the expected length $L_n$ of the shortest interval that contains all but one of them? Clearly, we have $$L_2 ...
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Relationships between Uniform and Pareto Distributions

If $X$ is uniformly distributed over $(a,b)$ and $Y$ is pareto distributed with parameters $(min,c)$, what is the distribution of Z in the following cases? (a) $Z = X + Y$ (b) $Z = XY$ (c) $Z = ...
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Let $(X,Y)$ be a uniform random vector on the semicircle of radius $1$. Find the joint density.

Let $(X,Y)$ be a uniform random vector on the semicircle of radius $1$. Find $f_{X,Y}(x,y)$ and the marginals $f_X(x)$ and $F_Y(y)$. My attempt: Since the random vector is uniform it will have ...
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Question on uniform distribution of points on a sphere.

Let N points be uniformly distributed on the surface of a unit sphere $S^2$. What is the probability that every spherical cap of area A contains at least one point? The area $A$ depending on the ...
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Uniform Distribution $Y:=(X+1)^2$

$X \sim uniform[0,4]$ Another probability variable $Y$ is defined as $Y:=(X+1)^2$. I'm searching for the CDF of $Y$. Thing's I already know: If $W:=X+1$ then $W \sim uniform[1,5]$ $Y=W^2$, so ...
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distribution of cosine of uniformly random variables

let us consider following data and here is its chart generally cosine is not linear function,therefore cosine of uniform variables should not be uniform as well,because if $x=cos(y)$ ...
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A line segment with continuous distribution

$ C $ is a point on a $ AB $ straight line of length $ k $. If the distance $ AC $ is a random variable $ x $ with continuous uniform distribution, evaluate the probability that the difference in ...
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Expected revenue in first-price auction with budget constraint drawn uniformly between [0,1]

I am trying to understand an example from the article "Standard Auctions with Financially Constrained Bidders" Che & Gale (1998) - Review of Economic Studies. Two buyers each value an object at ...
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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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Show that there is no discrete uniform distribution on N.

This is a homework question I got. I'm not entirely sure what it is asking. Can someone please clarify/get me on the right track?
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The Hurried Duelers brainteaser

This question is similar as this other one asked in the forum, but I am trying to give it a different twist. Unfortunately, I am not getting to the same answer, so there might be something wrong in my ...
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Determine the Hypergeometric probability function using sample space in which the selection is ordered

I'm unable to think through this question please help. Suppose our sample space distinguishes points with different orders of selection. For example suppose that $S =\{SSSSFFF\ldots\}$ consists of ...
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Find $E(|X-Y|^a)$ where $X$ and $Y$ are independent uniform on $(0,1)$

Let $X,Y$ be independent $Uniform(0,1)$ random variables. Find $E(|X-Y|^a)$ where $a>0$. My working: Define $W=1$ if $X>Y$ and $W=0$ if $X<Y$. We seek ...
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Conditional expectation of $Y_1$ given that $\sup Y_i=z$, for $(Y_i)$ i.i.d. uniform on $[0,\theta]$

Suppose that $Y_1,\ldots,Y_n$ are random variables independently and identically distributed as uniform on $[0,\theta]$ for some $\theta>0$. How do I find the conditional density of $Y_1$ given ...
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Is my method of working fine?

Suppose a point $X$ is selected at random from a line segment $AB$ of length $l$ and midpoint $O$. Find the probability that $AX,BX$ and $AO$ form a triangle. My method and working is: Case ...
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Not getting the answer as given in Feller

Find the probability that the equation $x^2-2ax+b=0$ has complex roots, if $a,b$ are random variables following the Uniform $(0,h)$ distribution individually and independently. So we effectively ...
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sum of random variables?

$x\to$ uniformly distributed on $(0,1)$ $y\to$ uniformly distributed on $(0,2)$ $z\to$ uniformly distributed on $(0,4)$ What is the probability that $2x+3y < z$? I tried to do it geometrically ...
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A Seemingly Trivial but Computationally Complicated Probability Problem

Suppose $X,Y$ are independent $Uniform(-1,1)$ random variables. Determine the distribution of $Z=X-Y$. I do not really think I should add my work here because whatever I have tried until now, has ...
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expectation of uniformly distributed $n$ number of samples

I am trying to fine the expectation: $E((x_1+ x_2+ \cdots +x_n )^2)$ as a function of $n$ where all $x_1$ to $x_n$ have uniform distribution $U(0,1)$. I can do if there is only $x_1$ and $x_2$ but ...
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Comparing Uniform Random Variable

X,Y and Z are uniformly distributed random variable on (0,1) What is the probability that X+Y>Z? I tried to do it geometrically and find the volume x+y in the given limits ie 0 to 1 for both x and y. ...
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Comparing uniform random variables.

$X$ is a uniformly distributed random variable on $(0,1)$ $Y$ is a uniformly distributed random variable on $(0,2)$ $Z$ is a uniformly distributed random variable on $(0,4)$ What is the probability ...
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How to find $\lim_{n\to \infty} P(a≤(X_1X_2…X_n)^{-n/2}e^{n/2}≤b)$ where $X_1,X_2,…,X_n \sim U[0,1]$?

I am trying to calculate $$\lim_{n\to \infty} P(a≤(X_1X_2...X_n)^{-n/2}e^{n/2}≤b)$$ in terms of $a,b$, where $$X_1,X_2,...,X_n \sim U[0,1]\,\,\,\,\,\,\,(i.i.d.)$$ and $$0≤a<b$$ My attempt is to ...
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Convolution of 2 uniform random variables

I really do not know how to do this. Let $X$ have a uniform distribution on $(0,2)$ and let $Y$ be independent of $X$ with a uniform distribution over $(0,3)$. Determine the cumulative distribution ...
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If the side length of a square follows uniform distribution, how to find the mean and variance of its area?

A square has side of length $X$ cm, where $X\sim U[4,10]$. Find the mean and variance of the area of the square. I understand how to get the mean and variance for the length of each side, but simply ...
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The distribution of the sum of a uniform random variable and a binomial random variable

I'm asked to find the distribution of $U=X+Z$, where $X\widetilde~R(0,1)$ - That is, $X$ has a uniform distribution for $x\in]0;1[$ $Z\widetilde~bin(1,1/2)$ - That is, $Z$ has a binomial ...
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uniform distribution probability and mle

For part a), isn't the probability = 1? And I'm not sure what happens as $n\rightarrow\infty$; isn't the probability 1 also?
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Why does the MLE of the uniform distribution not satisfy a Central Limit Theorem?

For $X ~ U(0,\theta$) The MLE of $\theta = \max{x_i}$. Why does this not satisfy $\sqrt{n*I(\theta)} *( \max(x_i) - \theta) -> Z $ Where Z has a normal distribution? I understand that $\max{x_i} ...
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probability integral transformation and distribution of P= P[ |T| <= |t|] .

The task is to find the distribution of P. where , P=P[ |T| <= |t|]. (T is a continuous random variable with PDF f(t)). now , I tried to make the following two arguments : 1.P= P[ |T| <= |t|] ...
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Obtain distribution of mid-range in uniform

I want to obtain distribution of mid-range, $(x_{(1)} + x_{(n)})/2$, of an uniform(a, b) random variable. One can use the following transformation. $M = \frac{X_{(1)} + X_{(n)}}{2}$ and $W = ...
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Conditional distribution on the unit circle and a square

Let (X,Y) be uniformly distributed over $B=\{(x,y) \in \mathbb{R}^2: x^2+y^2 \leq 1 \}$ resp. $Q=[-1,1]^2$. Now I want to calculate the conditional distributions and of Y given X=x. And then the ...
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Uniform distribution with unknown interval boundary

Suppose that a random variable $Y$ is uniformly distributed on the interval $[-a,a]$, with $a > 0$. Suppose that the random variable $X$ is uniformly distributed on the (stochastic) interval ...
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Calculate $P(A_n)$, where $P$ uniform distribution on $[0,1]$

$P$ uniform distribution on $[0,1]$. $$A_n=\bigcup_{i=1}^{2^n-1} \left [ \frac{2i-1}{2^n}, \frac{2i}{2^n} \right ], n \in \mathbb{N}$$ To calculate $P(A_n)$ do we have to do the following?? ...
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Distribution of differences between adjacent sorted uniform random variables on $[0,1]$

I saw this question on Mathematica.stackexchange, and I wonder what distribution the answer gives. Asymmetric definition Let $(X_1,X_2,\ldots,X_{n-1})\sim$ i.i.d. $U[0,1]$, and ...
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Universal hash function when size of hash is p^m

Can we define universal hash function from $U \rightarrow T$ when $T=\{0,1,2,..,m-1\}$ and $m=p^a$? (where $p$ is a prime and a is an integer) I know that we can define universal hash funciton when ...
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What are some examples of isotrophic sets?

What are some examples of isotrophic sets? and is there a "good" way to describe them? Isotrophic meaning that a random vector X uniformly distributed in the set has the isotrophic property for all ...
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Random variables and Linearity

I have an equation $Y = 5 + 3\times X$ and I assume that $X$ is a random variable taking values from a uniform distribution. Can I consider that also $Y$ is a random variable which takes values from a ...
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Number of uniform hash functions

how many uniform hash function I can create when I want to hash elements from $U$ where $|U|=m \cdot r$ , $m,r$ are integers. a hash function $h:U \rightarrow T $ , $|T|=n$ is uniform if ...
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Sufficient conditions for monotonicity with probability distributions

Let $X_i$ be a continuous non-negative real-valued random variable and $i=1,...,n$. $X_i$ are not necessarily independent over $i$. Let $b>0$, $\delta>0$. Consider $$ ...
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If $X_i$ are iid $U(0,1)$ random variables, $\max_{1\le i \le \frac{n}{2}}\{(1-\frac{2i}{n})X_i\}$ converges in probability to $1$

I want to show $\max_{1\le i \le \frac{n}{2}}\{(1-\frac{2i}{n})X_i\}$ converges in probability to $1$ as $n \to \infty$, where $X_i$ is an i.i.d sequence of $[0,1]$-uniformly distributed random ...
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Biggest among three uniform random variables

Question: Given three random variables $X, Y, Z$ of independent uniform distribution in range [0,1], what's the probability for $X$ to be the biggest one? I've come up with two solutions but they ...