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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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Roll a die. Are the chances of getting two same consecutive numbers the same as getting any specific random sequence?

Let's imagine a die roll. You roll the die n times. Example: I have a $6$ sided die. Assuming the distribution of the die is perfect, the chances of getting any single number are $1/6$. The ...
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About strong law of large numbers

I came across a problem: Let $X_1,X_2,...$ be independent random variables with uniform(0,1) distribution from probability space $(\Omega,\cal F,P)$. Prove that: ...
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Determine the limit distribution

I have this question here that I could use some help with. Let $X_1$, $X_2$, . . . be a sequence of random variables such that $P(X_n=\frac{k}{n})=\frac{1}{n}$, for $k=1,2,...,n$ Determine the limit ...
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Standard Uniform Distibution with Random Variable

Could someone help explain how to solve the following problem: From my understanding, this problem states that we have a function, Uniform(0, 1), that will generate a random value from 0 to 1 with ...
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Discretization of the standard uniform dist.

I need some help. Sorry for the poor use of LaTEX... a) $U_{n} = \lfloor{nU}\rfloor/n$ prove that $\lim_{n \to +\infty} {U_{n}} = U$ where $U \sim unif[0,1]$ and thus that $lim_{n \to +\infty} ...
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Uniformly at random polynomial

We have a polynomial of degree $d$, and multiply it by a polynomial whose coefficients are chosen uniformly at random and its degree is equal to or less than $d$. My question is whether the result is ...
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Exponential random variable

Jones figures that the total number of thousands of miles that an auto can be driven before it would need to be junked is an exponential r.v. with parameter 1/20. Smith has a used car that he claims ...
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Average distance between consecutive uniformly distributed values

Say I have a list of values $(X_1, X_2, ..., X_n)$ and $X_i$ is a uniform random variable between 0 and 1. Let $(Y_1,Y_2,...,Y_n)$ be the ordered list of those values. How do I find the expected ...
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Would Evaluating a polynomial at uniformly random points outputs random values?

I`m wondering if we evaluate a polynomial on many points picked uniformly at random. Can we say the output values Y's are uniformly at random?
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Uniform Random Number

Two uniform random numbers are chosen one after the other. what is the probability of second number second random number greater than first number? I tried this way Please correct me if I am wrong. ...
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Largest hole in uniform sampling of $m$-torus

Let $M$ be the flat m-dimensional torus $(\mathbb R/\mathbb Z)^m$ with the standard Riemannian metric. I would like to know the probability that, given a uniform sampling $X$ of size $N$, there is a ...
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Uniform distribution with random support

I have a uniform distribution $ X \sim U(A,B) $ where the limits themselves are random: $A \sim N(\mu_A,\sigma_A^2)$ and $B \sim N(\mu_B,\sigma_B^2)$. Hence the support of $X$ is random. $A$, $B$ are ...
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Pdf for distance between two uniform random points in a circle

This is my first post in the group and I would be very thankful for any help. I am trying to develop a probability distribution for a performance analysis in my thesis. I am trying to look in to ...
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uniform distribution over disk

Given two independent random variables $A$ uniform on $[0,1]$ and $B$ uniform on $[0,2\pi]$. Obtain the joint pdf, tranform to the disk, if necessary modify to obtain the uniform pdf over the disk. ...
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Let U and V be independent continuous random variables, identically distributed uniformly over [0,1]

Let $U$ and $V$ be independent continuous random variables, identically distributed uniformly over $[0,1]$. Show that for $0 \leq x\leq1$ , $$P(x < V < U^2)= \frac{1}{3} - x + \frac{2}{3} ...
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Uniform distribution in (0,1). P(X1+X2<=X3) and Gaussian RV with variance 1/4 and 1/9 , P(3V>=2U)

I'm appearing for a competitive examination and I find a lot of questions from probability involving $2$ or more random variables are very common. Please help me with the method on how to deal with ...
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Question on distributing weight

My question is about distributing a set of non-negative weights over a set of n items, in a way that sum of weights equals 1. For example if n=2, then w1 can be some p (where p is the probability of ...
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$X$ and $Y$ are independent and follow $U(0,1)$. Show $P(f(X) > Y) = \int_0^1 f(x) dx$

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two independent uniformly distributed r.v. on $[0,1]$, and $f$ is a continuous function from $[0,1]$ to $[0,1]$. Show that $P(f(X) > Y) = \int_0^1 f(x) dx$. I tried to prove ...
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Finding joint distribution function?

Let $U$ and $V$ be two independent uniform (0,1) random variables and let \begin{eqnarray*} R &=&\sqrt{\frac{U^{2}+V^{2}}{2}},\\ H &=&\frac{2U}{U+V}. \end{eqnarray*} I found the ...
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The probability that uniformly distributed integers sum to a given integer

A recent CTF had a problem involving the summation of randomly distributed integers. Specifically: Consider a set $\{X_m\}$ of $M$ integers uniformly selected (with replacement) from the set of ...
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Discrete Uniform Distribution SOA Practice Problem

X has a discrete uniform distribution on the integers 0,1,2,...n and Y has a discrete uniform distribution on the integers 1,2,3,...n. Find Var[X] -Var[Y] the answer in the book is $ ...
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Let X be a random variable with PDF fx. Find the PDF of the random variable |X| in the following

Here's my question: X is uniformly distributed in the interval $[-1,2]$. Find pdf of $|X|$... So I did P($|X| \le x$) = P($-x \le X \le x$)... From here I'm not too sure how to proceed. I know the ...
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Relationship between quotient of sum of exponentials and uniform distributions

Let $X$, $Y$ and $Z$ be iid with $P(X>t)=e^{-t}$ for $t>0$. Let $U$, $V$ be independent uniform on $[0,1]$. Let $A=\min(U,V)$ and $B=\max(U,V)$. Show that $(A,B),$ and $(X/(X+Y+Z), ...
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Density of sum of two uniform random variables

I have two uniform random varibles. $X$ is uniform over $[\frac{1}{2},1]$ and $Y$ is uniform over $[0,1]$. I want to find the density funciton for $Z=X+Y$. There are many solutions to this on this ...
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$X$ ~ $uniform(0,1)$, $f_Y (y | X=x) = I( x<y<x+1 )$ ( for $0<x<1$ )

$X$ ~ $uniform(0,1)$, $f_Y (y | X=x) = I( x<y<x+1 )$ ( for $0<x<1$ ). Find.... a) What is the distribution of $Y$, given $X = x$? b) What is $f(x,y)$? Distribution of $(X,Y)$? c) $f_Y ...
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what is the conditional probability $P(X+Y=2|X-Y=0)$?

Consider two independent random variables $X$ and $Y$ with identical distributions The variables takes values $0,1, 2$ with probabilities $\frac12,\frac14,\frac14$. what is the conditional ...
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Help with conditional expectation

I need help finding a conditional expectation: Let $X$ be a $(0,1)$ uniform random variable i.e. $\mathbb{P}(X \in A)=\lambda((0,1)\cap A)$ where $\lambda$ is the Lebuesgue measure. We define the ...
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Expected value of the floor function of a sum of two variables

In a recently published paper I have encountered the following equality. Let $U$ be a random variable uniformly distributed in $[0,1]$ and let $Z$ be a Gaussian variable with mean zero and standard ...
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The pdf of $X+Y$

$X,Y$ are independent. $X\sim U(0,1)$ and $$f_Y(y)=\cases{2y,\;0<y<1\\ 0,\;Else.}$$ What is the pdf of $X+Y$? (i.e. $f_{X+Y}$) I know that $$f_X(x)=\cases{1,\;0<x<1\\ 0,\;Else.}$$ But ...
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More on transformations and convolution on continuous random variables

This question is related to my last question but I've done some more exploring and then got stuck again. I decided to modify the problem a little bit and use a transformation of a random variable that ...
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What is the probability density function and cumulative distribution function of x

What is the probaiblity density function and cumulative distribution function of $x$ (where $x\in [\dfrac{-\pi}{2},\dfrac{\pi}{2}]$) such that both $y_1=\sin x$ and $y_2=\cos x$ are uniformly ...
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Probability question on uniform distribution

I need help with the following question: A computer in adding numbers rounds each number to its nearest integer. Suppose that all rounding errors are independent and uniformly distributed over ...
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Probability of a certain result obtaioned by throwing an octahedron

Assume having a fair octahedron. We throw it $93$ times and get the following results: $\{33;7;8;1;2;0;5;37\}$ The numbers represent how many times the die fell on side $1, 2,...., 8$. What is the ...
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Distribution related to brownian bridge

Let $B(t)$ be a Brownian Bridge and $U$ is uniformly distributed on $(0,1)$. I wish to know the distribution function $B(U)$. Is it possible? As we know, $B(t)\sim N(0,t(1-t))$. But, I haven't a clue ...
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pdf of an uniform distribution in matlab?

I'm reading a book and I came across a problem in which I should generate a uniform random variable and use hist, mean and std ...
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Uniform Spinner is spun twice..

A fair uniform spinner is spun twice, and the results V and W are noted. V and W are uniform RVs ∼U[0,1]. I'm trying to answer the question what is the joint pdf for V and W. I know that I have to ...
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Can I uniformly sample from $N$ distinct elements, where $N$ is unknown but finite?

I have access to a list of $N$ elements, but the value of $N$ is unknown. The elements arrive one by one, and never repeat. I want to sample $n$ of these elements as uniformly as possible, as I have ...
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$Z_1:=\sqrt{-2\log X} \cos(2\pi Y), Z_2:=\sqrt{-2\log X} \sin(2\pi Y)$ independent and normal

I am looking for a nice proof of the following statement: If $X,Y\sim U(0,1)$ are two independent uniformly distributed random variables, then $$Z_1:=\sqrt{-2\log X} \cos(2\pi Y), \quad ...
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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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What is the probability $P\{X_1 \rm{~is ~largest}\}$? [closed]

Let $X_1,X_2,X_3$ be three independent and mutually identically distributed random variabe with uniform distribution on [0,1]. What is the probability $P\{X_1 \rm{~is ~largest}\}$?
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$X,Y\sim U(0,1)$ are independent, $W=\max (X,Y)$.

$X,Y\sim U(0,1)$ are independent, $W=\max (X,Y)$. How do I find the PDF of $W$? How do I find the expectation of $W$ at two ways: 1. with the PDF of $W$ and without the PDF of $W$. I ask this ...
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Approximate distribution for the sample mean?

A random variable $X$ is said to follow a discrete uniform distribution if its probability function is given by $$p_X(x) = \left\{ \begin{array}{ll}\frac{1}{\theta}, & x = 1, 2, \ldots, ...
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Injective uniform distribution on an n-sphere

I just asked this question on the stats stackexchange, but I thought that maybe someone on math knew the answer. So: For an application I'm working on, I need to go from some uniformly distributed ...