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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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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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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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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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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 ...