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Probability Uniform Distribution Set Up Integral

Consider a $1$ meter stick and suppose you break it into two pieces $X$ meters from the end, where $X \sim \operatorname{Unif}(0,1)$. What is the expected length of the longer piece (after it is ...
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Probability and Uniform distribution lottery question

Suppose that a person has a lottery ticket from which she will win $X$ dollars, where $X \sim\mathrm{ Unif} (0,4)$. Suppose her utility function is $U(x) = x\alpha$ for $x \geq 0$ and $0$ otherwise, ...
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Uniform distribution and expectation

Let $U \sim \mathrm{Unif}(0,1)$, $X=U^2$ and $Y=e^X$. Compute $E[Y]$ (leave answer as an integral). So essentially we need to compute $E[e^{U^2}]$? I am a little confused how to approach this problem? ...
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Uniform distribution and real values [closed]

If the random variable $k$ is uniformly distributed in $(0,5)$, What is the probability that the roots of the equation $4x^2+4xk + k + 2 = 0$ are real?
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Departure from uniformity in a continuous (time) distribution

I know how to quantify the departure from uniformity ( or a uniform distribution) for discrete distributions. Assume you have a distribution set of P: ...
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Maximum of uniform random variable [closed]

Suppose I want to compute: $\max \{E[2 \min(\theta, I)]-I\}$ where $I$ is the choice variable and $\theta$ is a uniform variable in [0,1]. How should I do it?
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Type I and type II errors

Let $X \sim uniform(0,\theta)$ we are testing $H_0: \theta = 1$ vs $H_1: \theta >1$ If we know that we reject $H_0$ if $X>0.9$ (1) find $\alpha$, the type I error (2)Suppose that $\theta=1.1$. ...
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Conditional expectation of discrete uniform random variables with one fixed

Came across a problem that I worked on sometime ago having the following structure: Given an opaque container (or locomotive with so many passenger cars, etc) that has--with equal probability--1 to N ...
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understanding uniform distribution on multiset

If I have a set of words that form a text, say text $a$, and a set of texts, I then calculate the similarity between text $a$ and each text in the set. Then, I get a multiset. For example: $$s = ...
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what is the probabilty that sum of two random numbers between A and B is less than third number C [closed]

What is the probabilty that sum of two random numbers uniformly distributed in $[A,B]$ is less than a fixed $C$? I have tried answering this question using graph method to find the area under the ...
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How to sample from a convex hull?

Let us consider a couple of points $x^{(i)}\in \mathbb{R}^m$ where $i=1,\dots,n$. Convex hull is defined as $$ C = \left\{\sum_{i=1}^{m} \alpha_i x^{(i)} \mathrel{\Bigg|} (\forall i: \alpha_i\ge ...
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Converting normally distributed numbers to uniform distribution

I have a Perlin noise algorithm I've written my self. It seems to produce gausian numbers at the range of -1.5 and 1.5 but I'll convert them to the range of -1 and 1. I' currently working on a project ...
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Product of n uniformly distributed RVs

Let $X_j \sim U(a,b)$. What is the PDF of $\prod_{j=1}^n X_j$? I have seen some with $X_j \sim U(0,1)$ but I was wondering what the general form of the solution is for any $a$ and $b$.
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PDF of function of uniform random variable [closed]

Why PDF of $g(X)=X^3$ is not uniformly distributed, when X is uniform random variable between $(0,1)$? As for every value of X there is unique value of $g(X)$, hence the probability density of $g(X)$ ...
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If $X$~$U(0,1)$, and $Y=2x-4$. What is the density function of Y?

If $X$ is uniformly distributed $\mathcal{U}(0,1)$ , then what is the distribute density function of $Y$? I thought that if $$fx(x) = 1/(1-0), \; \mbox{for} \; 0<x<1$$ then ...
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Understanding compound distribution and plotting the mixed distribution graph

If $N$ takes the values $0, 1$ and $2$ with probabilities $½, ¼ $ and $¼ $ respectively, and the $X_i$ ’s have a $U(0,10)$ distribution, draw a sketch of the frequency distribution of $S$. $N$ is the ...
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Finding a uniform distribution on the output of a multivariable function

Suppose we have a non-invertible continuous function that maps from some continuous interval ${I}^n$ to $\mathbb{R}$ with $n \ge 1$. To take an example, let $f(a,b,c) = a \cdot e^{-bc} - b \cdot ...
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A single, good test for a random number generator?

I'm chasing a bug in the RNG for a well-known programming language under certain pathological inputs. There is an obvious pattern in this pathological case, apparent with very small n (~ 10000), and ...
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How to reduce the standard deviation from $P$ where $P$ involves a random integer uniformly distributed in $\left[ 0,100\right]$

I have a probability $P$ derived from: - A random integer $A$ uniformly distributed on its range such that $A\in\left[0, 100\right]$ - An integer $K$ such that $K\in\Bbb N$ - A number $X$ such that ...
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Finding this Probability Density Function

I would much appreciate if you help me out with this problem Let $X \sim Unif(0,1)$ Find the density of $Y = -\lambda^{-1} \log(1-X)$ with $\lambda > 0$ Then calculate $P(Y>t+s|Y>t)$ for ...
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Why birthday distribution is not uniform. [closed]

I was reading about birthday problem and I found a statement that real-life birthday distributions are not uniform since not all dates are equally likely (last line ...
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Product of Uniform Distribution and $\Gamma(2,1)$ Distribution

I ran into an old exercise but I seem to have messed up somehow. Can you tell me what went wrong? Let $U \sim \mathrm{Unif}(0,1)$ and $V \sim \Gamma(2,1)$ with $U,V$ independent. Show that $UV$ has ...
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Uniform Sampling on Intersection of Simplices

I'm trying to sample uniformly on the intersections of faces of several simplicies, with all coordinates being non-negative. That is, given constraints $$A\vec{w}=\vec{b} \ \ and \ \ \vec{w} \geq ...
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Non-Linear System. Find the conditional expectation.

I've had my test for this course and I think I failed it again. The hardest part for me is findig the correct distributions. This is a test exercise I couldn't figure out or at least, I probably ...
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Is there a connection between uniform law of large number and Ibragimov's conjecture?

In limit theorems, one of the biggest problem is to give an answer to Ibragimov's conjecture, which states the following: Let $(X_n,n\in\Bbb N)$ be a strictly stationary $\phi$-mixing sequence, ...
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Non-Linear System of uniform distributions. Determine the Density functions.

Consider the non-linear system: $$ Z = -X + W\\ Y = X + XV. $$ Where $X$, $V$ and $W$ are mutually independent and all are $\sim U(0,1)$. I have got some problems finding the distributions of the ...
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Uniform distribution on $\{1,\dots,7\}$ from rolling a die [duplicate]

This was a job interview question someone asked about on Reddit. (Link) How can you generate a uniform distribution on $\{1,\dots,7\}$ using a fair die? Presumably, you are to do this by combining ...
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Uniform distribution on sphere

Let $U = (u_1, u_2, u_3)$ is random vector uniformly distributed on unit sphere $S^{2} \subset \mathbb{R}^3$. Are $u_1, u_2, u_3$ mutually independent ? I guess not, but I have no idea to prove it.
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Distribution of the difference of order statistics

Let $X_1$ and $X_2$ be a random sample of size 2 from a uniform distribution over the interval $[0,1]$, let $Y_1$ and $Y_2$ be the corresponding order statistics. Find the conditional density ...
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The probability density of $X^2$?

Here is a question about probability density. I am trying to work it out using a different method from the method on the textbook. But I get a different answer unfortunately. Can anyone help me out? ...
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Calculate $P(|X-4| > 1.5)$

If $X \sim U(2, 8)$ Would it be $$P(X > 1.5 + 4) + P(X <-1.5 +4)$$
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Exlain the significance of the uniform random variable for the simulation of random variables

I can think of the "Universality of the Uniform": Given an Unif(0,1) r.v., we can construct an r.v. with any cts distribution we want. Conversely, given an r.v. with an arbitrary cts ...
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unbiased estimator of $m^2$ of uniform distribution over $(0,m)$ [closed]

I have a sample of size $1$ from a distribution that has $U\left(4,4+m\right)$ as probability density function. Is there any unbiased estimator for $m^{2}$?
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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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Limit moment generating function

For n a natural number let $X_{n}$ have discrete uniform distribution on interval {1,2...,n} and $Y_{n} =\frac{1}{n} X_{n}$. I need to show that for all t(real number) the $\lim_{n \to \infty} ...
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Questions about integration

I'm still a bit confused about definite integration although got the basic idea of how to do integration. The problem is to integrate functions on a uniform distribution over [50, 150]. Firstly ...
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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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hexagonal tessellation (tiling): uniform distribution of centers of hexagons?

Consider a disk of Radius $R$. We divide the disk into n equal sectors (in the form of pizza slices) . $n= 2^i$ and $i$ is a non-negative integer. Each sector is enclosed with two radii and an arc ...
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Average distance from center of circle to evenly-distributed points within it

With some number of points that are evenly/uniformly (assuming those mean the same thing) distributed within a circle of radius 1, what is the average distance from the center of the circle to a ...
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Expectation of $v=\inf \{n\geq 2\,;\, X_n > X_1 \}$ when $(X_n)$ is i.i.d. uniform on (0,1)

Let $W$ be the occurence meaning the following ordering : $X_1...X_k$ where $X_k$ is greatest.. $X_k$ is greatest, and next in order is $X_1$, and the order of the others is not important. Because of ...
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Maximum likelihood estimator on uniform distribution

I try to be rational and keep my questions as impersonal as I can in order to comply to the community guidelines. But this one is making me mad. Here it goes. Consider the uniform distribution on ...
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Maximum likelihood on uniform distribution

In a exercise i'm doing it is asked to find the maximum likelihood estimator of a random sample $X_{1}, ... , X_{n}$ of a population with distribution $X\sim U(- \theta , \theta) $. I've found that ...
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is there a concept of asymptotically independent random variables variables?

To prove some results using a standard theorem I need my random variables to be i.i.d. However, my random variables are discrete uniforms emerging from a rank statistics, i.e. not independent: for ...
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Bivariate probability distribution(s) over unit square, uniform marginals, midpoint is saddlepoint

Construct a bivariate probability distribution--or family of such distributions--over the unit square (corners $(0,0), (0,1), (1,1), (1,0)$) with uniform marginals and having a saddlepoint at ...
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Distribution of function of a Random Variable

If $X$ is uniform on $(0,1)$, how would I go about finding the CDF of $Y=(X-X^2)^2$ ?Thanks.
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Uncertain about which probability method to use for the problem

Suppose I want to catch a bus (which runs every 10 minutes on average). What is the probability that: 1). You will wait for at least fifteen minutes before the bus arrives, and then, 2). 3 buses ...
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Conditional expectations with identical marginals and positively dependent but unknown joint distribution

Let $A$ and $B$ be random variables, each with marginal distribution $% U\left( 0,1\right) $, but unknown joint distribution $H\left( a,b\right) $. Suppose $A$ and $B$ are each stochastically (weakly) ...
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Sampling specific unit vectors

Given a unit vector $A\in \Bbb{R}^N$ and an angle $\theta$, the unit vector $P$ needs to satisfy $\left<A,P\right>=\cos\theta$. How to sample $P$ uniformly? For example: If $A = ...
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Optimal Value & Uniform Distribution

In a simple setting, $w$ is uniformly distributed on $[0,1]$, R is a function of $wd$. I want to find optimal d in this expression, $aR-(d^2-1)/2$. When I try to find out optimal $d$ than it is $0$. ...
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Inconsistent answers with conditional expectations

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two independent random variables distributed uniformly on $[0,1]$. I want to compute: $$E[X+Y\mid\max\{X,Y\}≤(1/2)]$$ My first approach was the following. Let $X=\max\{X,Y\}$. ...