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A basic question on uniform distribution [on hold]

I want to know under what condition on random variable $X$, $\{\log_{10}X\}$ is uniformly distributed. Here $\{x\}$ is the fractional part of $x$.
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Variance of a polynomial series from a uniform distribution

I intend to derive the variance of $Z$: $$Z \equiv \alpha_0+\alpha_1X+\alpha_2X^2+\dots + \alpha_MX^M = \sum_{m=0}^{M}\alpha_mX^m $$ for some $0 < M < \infty$ where each $\alpha_m \in ...
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Draws from the uniform distribution are taken until the sum exceeds 1. What is the expected value of the final draw?

I was thinking about this question after a related problem: what's the expected number of draws for the sum to exceed 1? For that problem, the answer is known and is a surprising result ...
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Difference Uniform rv's

Let $U_{1}\sim U(0,1)$ be a standard uniform random variable. Is $U_{1}-U_{1}$ uniformly distributed? I've been trying to work this out as follows: Let $A,B$ be rv's $$P(A-B\leq ...
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Moment of uniform distribution

Suppose that $U$ is a random variable from a uniform distribution on $[a, b]$. Then, we can obtain the moment generating function of $U$, and by using that, we can get the $n$th order moment of $U$ ...
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A Brownian motion $B$ that is discontinuous at an independent, uniformly distributed random variable $U(0,1)$

Suppose that $\left\{B\left(t\right): t \geq 0\right\}$ is a Brownian motion and $U$ is an independent random variable, which is uniformly distributed on $\left[0,1\right]$. Then the process ...
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Transformation of a uniform distribution in order to get a random variable distributed like Y.

$f(y)=\begin{cases} \frac{b}{y^2}, & y\ge b,\\ 0, & \mbox{elsewhere}\end{cases}$. is a bona fide probability density function for a random variable, $Y$. Assuming $b$ is a known constant and ...
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Calculate expectation and variance

Let $(X_n)$ be a sequence of independent RVs which are uniformly distributed on $[0,1]$ interval. For $0<x\le 1$ we define $$N(x):=\inf\{n:X_1+\dots+X_n\ge x\}.$$ Show that $$\mathbb{P}(N(x)\ge ...
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Distribution function of the sum of poisson and uniform random variable.

Merry Christmas to everybody. I am working on the following problem. Let $X$ and $Y$ be independent Poisson($\lambda$), respectively Uniform$(0,1)$ random variables. Find the distribution function of ...
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How to show $\max\{Y_{1},Y_{2},\cdots,Y_{n}\}$ converges in probability to $\theta$ as $n \to \infty$.

Let $Y_{1},Y_{2},\ldots,Y_{n} $ be independent random variables , each uniformly distributed over the interval $(0,\theta)$. Show that $\max\{Y_{1},Y_{2},\ldots,Y_{n}\}$ converges in probability to ...
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Show that the nth order statistic is a consistent estimator of a uniform parameter

We assume that our observations come from a uniform $(0,\theta)$ distribution. Can you please check my work on the following? We can derive the distribution function of the maximum of the sample, ...
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Question about the Irwin-Hall Distribution (Uniform Sum Distribution)

So I have been reading about the Irwin-Hall distribution online, it is a sum of uniform distributions on $[0,1]$, and it seems very interesting: ...
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Weak convergence and limiting distribution

I have $X_{i} \sim \operatorname{Unif}\left(0,1\right)$ iid random variables and have to show that $$ \frac{4\sum_{i=1}^n iX_{i} - n^2}{n^{3/2}}$$ converges weakly and compute its limit. How can I do ...
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Find $P(x_2/x_3 \leq a)$ where $x_1,x_2,…,x_n $ - iid ${Uniform}(0,1)$

$x_1,x_2,...,x_n $ - iid ${Uniform}(0,1)$ How to find $$P(x_2/x_3 \leq a)$$
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Uniform distribution over the unit circle

Suppose that $U$ and $V$ are two independent uniform $(-1,1)$ random variables. Any hints on how I can show that their conditional distribution, given $U^2 +V^2<1$ is given by the uniform ...
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Probability Integral Transformation

I just attended an introductory course on Statistics and we came across the following: I know what random variables, the uniform distribution, etc. are but the notation from the proposition ...
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Probability density of Continuous uniform distribution over the unit circle

If we want to chose a point $(x,y)$ uniformly at random from a unit circle in a plane, why is the joint probability density of the random variable $f(x,y) = \frac{1}{\pi}$ for $x^2+y^2\leq1$? The ...
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Random Variables from $[0,1]$ - Integration Limits

I was wondering if someone could help me understand the first steps I should take for solving the next problem: Let $U$, $V$ be random numbers chosen independently from the interval $[0, 1]$ with ...
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We break a unit length rod into two pieces at a uniformly chosen point. Find the expected length of the smaller piece

We break a unit length rod into two pieces at a uniformly chosen point. Find the expected length of the smaller piece
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Finding the mean of a uniform distribution?

I have a random set $\{a,b,c\}$ and a second set $\{e,d\}$ I draw one number first number and one from the second Letting $X_1$ denote the first number and $X_2$ the second number find, $E(X_1)$ and ...
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Demonstrations of the expectation and variance of discrete uniform distribution

I'm studying for my exam of probability distributions and in my study book got these equalities: = Also mention that: is equal to how to reach these inequalities?