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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 ...
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Resultant mean and variance of gaussian distribution

X be random Gaussian variable with mean u1 and variance v1. u1 itself is a random variable which is also gaussian distributed with mean u2 and variance v2. Then the distribution of X will be ...
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Finding the limiting distribution $n\min(X_1, \dots , X_n)$ with uniformly distributed $X_i$

Find the limiting distribution of $nY_n$ where $Y_n = \min(X_1, ..., X_n)$ and $X_1, ..., X_n\sim \operatorname{unif}(0,2)$ are uniformly distributed random variables. Here is what I did: ...
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Find distribution function $F_Y(y)$ of random variable $Y$ [closed]

Tomorrow an midterm exam so I really need your help Let X be a random variable uniformly distributed in $[-1, 4]$. Say $Y = |X|$. Calculate the distribution function $F_y(y)$ of the random ...
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Find Cumulative and the probability density function of Y

Usually I would integrate the function $y=x^2$ from 2 to 1 and to find the probability density function but I need to show it in terms of t. How do I do this? Also is the cumulative distribution = ...
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Why is this true? (sum of 2 uniform distributions)

If $X\sim U[0,1]$ and $Y\sim U[-1,0]$ and they are independent, then the distribution of $X+Y$ is not simply $U\sim [-1, 1]$, but it is the sum of 2 independent $U\sim [-0.5 ,0.5]$ distributions. Why ...
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Cdf and Pdf of independent random variables(iid)

Let $X_1, X_2,...,X_n$ be independent random variables, each having a uniform distribution over $(0,1)$. Let $Z:=\min(X_1, X_2,...,X_n)$ and $Y:=(X_1, X_2,...,X_n)$. I need to find the cdf and pdf of ...
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Probability uniform with transformation

Given $X,Y$ being discrete random variables that are independent and can take on values $[0,1,\dots,N]$ with equal probability, what is the distribution of $\max[X,Y]=Z$? Or any other transformation ...
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How to rewrite function for squared uniform distribution

The question is as follows: I am evaluating the following integral: $$\int_o^1\frac{\exp(\sqrt{1-x^2})}{\sqrt{x}}dx$$ by assuming it equals $E[f(U)]$ for a uniform distribution. I worked it out via ...
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What is the centroid of $x^2+{(-y^3+1)}^{2/3}=1$

I am wondering what exactly is the centroid of $x^2+{(-y^3+1)}^{2/3}=1$. It is a closed implicit shape. I want to know if solving for the centroid is the same thing as solving for a point with the ...
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Dinamic programming for sum of two largest values from a Uniform parent

I must find a recursion formula to find the sum of two largest values from a Uniform parent [0,1]. I need dinamic programming but I don't know how to organize it.
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Generate random numbers with beta distribution from uniform distribution

How can I generate a series of random numbers with beta distribution from random numbers with uniform distribution? I am aware that using inverse transformation method is at least very difficult or ...
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Finding a measurable function with an independent uniform distribution

Suppose $X,Y,U$ are random variables on some probability space such that $U$ is independent of $(X,Y)$. Prove there exists a measurable function $f: \mathbb{R} \times [0,1] \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ ...
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Expected value of the sum of the two largest values from a Uniform parent

Is the expected value of the sum of two greatest values in an uniform distribution in [0,1] of n random variables (x1,x2,x3,x4,...,xn) equal to E(max(x^n))+E(max(x^(n-1)))?
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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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Find PDF of the random variable Y. Please help!

Let $X_1$ and $X_2$ be independent and identically distributed Uniform $(0,1)$ random variables. Let $Y = \max(X_1, X_2)$. Find the PDF of the random variable $Y$. I am having a hard time progressing ...
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Even dirstibution of a small set of random choices into a small set of buckets

Is there a way to evenly distribute randomly selected small set of items from a relatively larger set into to a small number of buckets using a hash function? For ex: Randomly select 20 numbers from ...
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Is $r_1 \cdot f_1 + r_2 \cdot f_2 $ uniformly distributed?

Consider $f_1$ and $f_2$ are fixed polynomials, $r_1$ is a random linear polynomial, $r_2$ is a random polynomials, degree($r_2$)=degree($f_i$)=$d$. We define $f_i$ and $r_i$ over $R[x]$ where $R$ can ...
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Distribution of sine of uniform random variable on $[0, 2\pi]$

Let $X$ be a continuous random variable having uniform distribution on $[0, 2\pi]$. What distribution has the random variable $Y=\sin X$ ? I think, it is also uniform. Am I right?
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Uniform Sampling over Convex Polytope (not full-dimensional)

I want to simulate a uniform distribution on a convex polytope that is not full-dimensional for optimization purposes (to generate random points on the set I want to minimize over). The polytope is ...
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Shuffeled coin tossing

Had a small question: Let's consider the probability space $(\Omega, \mathfrak{F})=([0,1], \mathfrak{B})$ with Lebesgue measure $\mathbb{P}$, $\mathfrak{B}$ is Borel sigma algebra. Lets expand a ...
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Approximation of uniform distribution.

There are leaving from the station arriving every 10 minutes. A person has to wait from 0 to 10 minutes at the station, this is uniformly distributed. Now if the person uses the station 100 times a ...
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probability: nonlinear best predictor $\hat{Y} = g(X)$

Consider $X\sim\mathcal{U}(-1,1)$ and $Y = X^2$. The nonlinear predictor is defined as $$ \hat{Y} = g(X) = E_{Y|X}[Y|x_i] $$ Now $E_{Y|X}[Y|x_i] = \int_{-\infty}^{\infty}y\frac{f_{X, Y}(x, ...
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probability: best linear predictor $\hat{Y} = aX + b$

Let $X\sim\mathcal{U}(-1, 1)$ and $Y = X^2$. Since the best linear predictor is defined as $$ \hat{Y} = E_Y[Y] + \frac{\text{cov}(X, Y)}{\text{var}(X)}(x - E_X[X]) $$ Can I simple just write it as ...
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Determine probability of fewer than a certain number of events

Could anyone help with the following problem? My guts is telling me that the answer to part (a) is a normal distribution. Mainly, because I can't see where a uniform distribution would fit in this ...
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Using the rejection method to generate values

I'm trying to solve the following problem on rejection sampling: I think I have a good idea about what rectangle I should be using. In my mind, it would be a rectangle just large enough to encompass ...
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continuous probability: signal to noise ratio $\mu^2/\sigma^2$

$\DeclareMathOperator{\var}{var}\DeclareMathOperator{\cov}{cov}$ The signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of a random variable quantifies the accuracy of a measurement of a physical quantity. It is defined ...
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probability: continuous uniform distribution mean by symmetry

I am trying to show that the mean of the uniform continuous distribution is $(b+a)/2$ by symmetry. The direct method is fairly simple but, for some reason, I cant get this one. \begin{align} E[X] ...
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Moments of $|ax-by|$

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are independentr.v. uniform on $[0,1]$. What is the $E[|aX-bY|^p]$ for some constants $a,b,p>0$? What I did. \begin{align*} E[|aX-bY|^p]=\int_0^1\int_0^1|ax-by|^p dx ...
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UMP test for two different distributions

My question: UMP(Uniformly Most Powerful) test for $H_0: X\sim \mathcal{U}(0,1)$ vs $H_1: X\sim \mbox{Exp}(1)$. My attempt : By Neyman Pearson lemma, the best critical region is $Y \ge c$ Where $Y$ ...
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Find percentage of conforming items for normal and uniform distributions

I'm given the following problem: Could anyone give some insight into how to solve this? I understand that for the normal distribution, I will likely have to look the percentage up in a table. ...
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assume that X and Y are independent with X ~ UNIF(-1,1) and Y~UNIF(0,1).

I am trying to find the probability that the roots of the equation h(t)=0 are real, where h(t)=t^2+2Xt+Y of the given data. I know that I need to look at Uniform continuous distributions but I am ...
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Uniform Probability Distribution 1

A manager of a department store reports that the time of a customer on the second floor must wait for the elevator has a uniform distribution ranging from 2 to 4 minutes. If it takes the elevator 30 ...
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How can I prove that Xn converges to 0 in probability?

Let $X_n\sim U[-1/n,1/n]$. Since for convergence in probability for every $\epsilon>0$, $$ \lim_{n\to\infty} P(|X_n - X|\ge \epsilon) = 0 $$ Hence, $P(|X_n-0|\ge ...
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Expectation of continuous uniform distribution

I'm having a problem with a basic probability problem. There is a stick which is 4 units in length, we break it in two pieces and the breaking point is randomly distributed. After this we form a ...
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A random variable $X$ uniformly distributed over the interval $[0, 2\pi]$

A random variable $X$ distributed over the interval $[0, 2\pi]$ a) the pdf of $X$ b) the cdf of $X$ c) $P(\frac{\pi}{6} \leq X \leq \frac{\pi}{2})$ d) $P(-\frac{\pi}{6} \leq X \leq \frac{\pi}{2})$ ...
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Conditional probability explained

Sorry for the dumb question, but it seems that I'm missing something pretty straightforward Abstract Suppose you are throwing one cube of dice, and you have thrown value "6" ten times in a row, ...
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Let X ∼ Unif (0, 2). What is E[exp(2X/3) − 3]?

Let X ∼ Unif (0, 2). What is E[exp(2X/3) − 3]? $E[e^{\frac{2X}{3}} - 3] = \int_0^2 \! e^{\frac{2X}{3}} - 3 \, \mathrm{d}x$ $= \frac{3}{2}(e^{\frac{4}{3}} - 5) = -1.8095$ I am integrating over the ...
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Expectation of product of cosine and sine

$\theta\sim U(-\pi,\pi)$. When $\theta$ follows uniform distribution, what is the expected value of the producot of cosine and sine, i.e. $$E[\sin\theta \cos\theta] = \ ?$$
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Uniform Distribution Min & Max unbiased estimators?

I have $n$ samples ($iid$) from a uniform distribution over $[a,b]$ with unknown $a$ & $b$, let call them $x_i$. Let $Min\{x_i\}=\hat{a}$ and $Max\{x_i\}=\hat{b}$. What are unbiased estimators ...
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Is $r_2$ a uniformly at random value in $Z_n$, where $r_2=r_1 . m$

Let $m$ be an arbitrary value in $Z_n$, where n is RSA modulo (n=p.q, where p and q are large primes). Then have: $r_2=r_1 . m$, where $r_1$ is a value chosen uniformly at random : $r_1\in Z^*_n$. ...
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orderstatistics of uniform distributions on different ranges

During a simulation I discovered an interesting phenomenon: Given you have 3 agents. 2 are uniformly distributed between [0,1] and one between [0,2]. The question is how often do the smaller agents ...
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Distributing years in a Leap Year system.

First let's take our Leap Year system: a Leap Year is a year of 366 days, as opposed to normal years of 365 days. It occurs every 4 years, except if the year is divisible by 100, and not divisible by ...
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Question about the uniform distribution and random variable operation

If I have a random variable with uniform distribution ranging from 0 to 1, as follows: $ X \sim U\left ( 0 ;1 \right ) $ And if I subtract that random variable $ X $ from 1, will the resulting random ...
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Question about probability of a random variable with uniform distribution

Why is it that when a random variable has a uniform distribution the following statement it's true? $ \Pr \left ( X_{1} \leqslant c \right ) = c $ The question arised when I was doing this ...
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Question about a sequence of iid random variables and the Uniform distribution

I will first enuntiate the question and then explain what I'm not understanding. Suppose $ X_1, X_2,\ldots, X_n $ iid with common distribution $ U(0,\theta)$. Define $M$ as follows: $ M : =\max\{ ...
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Is it possible to generate a uniformly distributed random 128-bit number from multiple uniformly distributed random numbers of size <= 32 bits?

If I have a uniformly distributed random number generator of up to 32 bits in length, can I generate a uniformly distributed 128 bit number by rolling my 32-bit random number generator multiple times ...
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Location, scale and location scale family

Let $X_1,...,X_n$ be an i.i.d. random sample from a continuous uniform distribution over [0,$\theta$], where $\theta>0$ is a unknown parameter. Does these random variables belong to a family of ...