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Two questions about weakly convergent series related to $\sin(n^2)$ and Weyl's inequality

By using partial summation and Weyl's inequality, it is not hard to show that the series $\sum_{n\geq 1}\frac{\sin(n^2)}{n}$ is convergent. Is is true that ...
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distribution of $X^2 + Y^2$

Suppose $X$ and $Y$ are independent uniform distributions between $(0,1)$. What is the distribution of $X^2 + Y^2$? I derived that the pdf of $X^2$ is $\frac{1}{2\sqrt{x}}$ for $0\leq x \leq 1$. How ...
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Probability density function of a product of uniform random variables

Let $z = xy$ be a product of two uniform random variables, with $x$ having the range $[a, b)$ and $y$ the range $[c, d)$. What is the probability density function of $z$, and how is it calculated?
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Not getting the answer as given in Feller

Find the probability that the equation $x^2-2ax+b=0$ has complex roots, if $a,b$ are random variables following the Uniform $(0,h)$ distribution individually and independently. So we effectively ...
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Average sine of an angle between two rays in a cone

I'm looking for an average value of sine of an angle between two rays, lying within a cone with a certain angle. Given a cone with an aperture of ${2\chi}$ and two rays lying within the cone. The ...
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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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Probability of difference of random variables

How can I compute this probability? I do not know what to do since it involves two random variables. Let $X$ and $Y$ be uniform random variables on $(0,1)$. How can I compute this? $$ P(|X-Y| < ...
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Sum of discrete and continuos random variables with uniform distribution

Could you tell me how to find the distribution of $Z = X+Y$ if $X$ is a random variable with uniform distribution on $[0,1]$ and $Y$ has uniform distribution on $\{-1,0,1\}$? $X$ and $Y$ are ...
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Binomial distribution with Uniform parameter

I have a problem with following exercise (it comes from Geoffrey G. Grimmett, David R. Stirzaker, Probability and Random Processes, Oxford University Press 2001, page 155, ex. 6): Let $X$ have 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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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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The “beach problem”: does anyone know it? or know how to solve it?

The following problem was given some years ago in the German computer-science contest for pupils ("Bundeswettbewerb Informatik"). It was originally wrapped in a story which I will briefly translate ...
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Joint density problem. Two uniform distributions

This is the problem: An insurer estimates that Smith's time until death is uniformly distributed on the interval [0,5], and Jone's time until death also uniformly distributed on the interval [0,10]. ...
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Why do prime numbers in modulo result in more uniform distributions?

Let us assume a sequence as follows: $S_{n} = (S_{n-1} * c_{1} + c_{2})\text{ mod } m$ This is the pseudorandom generator found in most programming languages' random function. It is known that a ...
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If $X$ ~$Uni(-1,1)$ show that $X$ and $X^2$ are not independent

I provide my approach in solving this but I amd not entirely sure whether I am correct. Since X~uni(-1,1) $f_X(x)=1/2$ and $F_X(x)=(x+1)/2$. $F_{X^2}(x)$=$Pr[X^2≤x]$=$2F_X(√x)$=$(√x+1)/2$. Hence ...
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Find the probability of $a>b+c$, where $a$, $b$, $c$ are $U(0,1)$

What is the probability that $a > b + c$? $a, b, c$ are picked independently and uniformly at random from bounded interval [0,1] of $\mathbb{R}$.
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Why is $P(X<0)$ the same as $P(X\le 0)$ for continuous distributions?

In uniform distribution, a continuous distribution, for example where $A = -1$ and $B = 1$, $P(X < 0)$ is said to be the same as $P(X \le 0)$. Why is this?
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Average Distance Between Random Points in a Rectangle

My question is similar to this one but for rectangles instead of lines. Suppose I have a rectangle with sides of length $L_w$ and $L_h$. What is the average distance between two uniformly-distributed ...
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How to show $\max\{Y_{1},Y_{2},\cdots,Y_{n}\}$ converges in probability to $\theta$ as $n \to \infty$. [closed]

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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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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PDF of sum of two random variables

Assume an $n$ dimensional random variable $U$ that is uniformly distributed in the volume of an $n$-sphere with radius $R$. Assume another $n$ dimensional random variable $N$ that is distributed ...
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Prove there exists no uniform distribution on a countable and infinite set.

Can anyone help me with this problem, I can't figure out how to solve it... Let $X$ be a random variable which can take an infinite and countable set of values. Prove that $X$ cannot be ...
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$P\{B^{2}-4AC\geq 0\}$ where $A,B,C \sim U(0,1)$?

The actual problem is to find the probability that $Ax^{2}+Bx+C=0$ has real roots. This boils down to whether or not the discriminant $B^{2}-4AC$ is non-negative. Thus, we seek $P\{B^{2}-4AC\geq 0\}$. ...
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Probability that, given a set of uniform random variables, the difference between the two smallest values is greater than a certain value

Let $\{X_i\}$ be $n$ iid uniform(0, 1) random variables. How do I compute the probability that the difference between the second smallest value and the smallest value is at least $c$? I've messed ...
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Is my method of working fine?

Suppose a point $X$ is selected at random from a line segment $AB$ of length $l$ and midpoint $O$. Find the probability that $AX,BX$ and $AO$ form a triangle. My method and working is: Case ...
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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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CDF on Standard uniform gives the same distribution

Assume that $X$ has a continuous and strictly increasing CDF $F_X$. Define $Y = F_X^{-1}(U)$ where $U$ is standard Uniform. How dow I show that $X$ and $Y$ have the same distribution?
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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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Distribution of Sum of Discrete Uniform Random Variables

I just had a quick question that I hope someone can answer. Does anyone know what the distribution of the sum of discrete uniform random variables is? Is it a normal distribution? Thanks!
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Circular distribution of circles

Suppose you have $n$ objects , distributed randomly, in a circular manner of radius $r$. Each objects is of area $A$. So my question is if you draw line everywhere from the center to the surface of ...
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Uniform Probability Distribution

I have a machine part that have lifetime uniformly distributed between 0 years and 1 year. Whenever a part fails, it is immediately replaced with a new identical part. I know that lifetimes of ...
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Expected number of overlaps between intervals

Suppose $N$ intervals of length $\delta$ are positioned in $[0,1]$. The starting point $l_i$ of each interval is drawn from an uniform distribution, i.e., $l_i \in [0, 1-\delta]$, thus it will ...
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Estimating number drawn from one distribution based on sum of that number and number drawn from another distribution

I have been working on this for several days and have been unable to come up with an answer. The problem is very simple to state, but it seems difficult to solve. A computer draws a number $x$ at ...
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Expectation of maximum of two independent random variable with known distribution [closed]

Assume $X$ and $Y$ are two random variables such that $X\sim \textrm{Unif}(0,1)$ and $Y=e^{-t}\times a $ where $t\sim \mathrm{Exp}(\lambda)$ and $a\sim \textrm{Unif}(0,1)$. What is ...
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What are some examples of isotrophic sets?

What are some examples of isotrophic sets? and is there a "good" way to describe them? Isotrophic meaning that a random vector X uniformly distributed in the set has the isotrophic property for all ...
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Independent two random variables with uniform density

Let $X \sim U[-1,1]$ and $Y=X^2$. Show that $X$ and $Y$ aren't independent. Of course we have $F_X(x) = \frac{x+1}{2}$ and $F_Y(y) = \frac{\sqrt{y}+1}{2}$. But how can I find $$F_{XY}(x,y) = \Pr(X ...
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What is the difference between these two questions?

Consider two independent random variables: X~U(0,1) and Y~U(0,2). Let Z = min(X,Y). b) Find F$_Z$(z) in terms of F$_X$(.) and F$_Y$(.). c) Eliminate F$_X$(.) and F$_Y$(.) to find F$_Z$(z). What is ...
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Probability the three points on a circle will be on the same semi-circle

Three points are chosen at random on a circle. What is the probability that they are on the same semi circle? If I have two portions $x$ and $y$, then $x+y= \pi r$...if the projected angles are $c_1$ ...
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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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Mean of the difference between uniform random variables.

I have two uniform random variables $B$ and $C$ distributed between $(2,3)$ and $(0,1)$ respectively. I need to find the mean of $\sqrt{B^2-4C}$. Could I plug in the means for $B$ and $C$ and then ...
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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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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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Uniform Distribution Problem

Let $X$ be a random variable uniformly distributed in $[0,1]$, and let $Y$ be a RV uniformly distributed in $[X,1]$. I want to calculate the theoretical distribution of $Y$, any hints? I already tried ...
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Two people meeting, expected time of waiting

$A$ and $B$ are supposed to meet. $A$ arrives in a randomly chosen (uniform distribution) moment between $2$ and $3$ pm. $ B$ arrives at $2$ pm with probability equal to $0,5$ and in a randomly ...
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Show that there is no discrete uniform distribution on N.

This is a homework question I got. I'm not entirely sure what it is asking. Can someone please clarify/get me on the right track?
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$X$ and $Y$ are uniformly ditributed on $(0,1)$. distribution of $\max(X,Y)/\min(X,Y)$

Suppose that $X$ and $Y$ are chosen randomly and independently according to the uniform distribution from $(0,1)$. Define $$ Z=\frac{\max(X,Y)}{\min(X,Y)}.$$ Compute the probability distribution ...
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The maximum and minimum of five independent uniform random variables

Let $U_1,\dots,U_5$ be independent, each with uniform distribution on $(0, 1).$ Let $R$ be the distance between the minimum and maximum of the $U_i^{'}$s. Find the joint density of the max and the ...
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Probability of average distance from origin of unit circle less than half

Two independent points are uniformly distributed within a unit circle. What is the probability that the average of the distances from the points to the origin is less than half?
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The Hurried Duelers brainteaser

This question is similar as this other one asked in the forum, but I am trying to give it a different twist. Unfortunately, I am not getting to the same answer, so there might be something wrong in my ...
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Conditional expectation of $Y_1$ given that $\sup Y_i=z$, for $(Y_i)$ i.i.d. uniform on $[0,\theta]$

Suppose that $Y_1,\ldots,Y_n$ are random variables independently and identically distributed as uniform on $[0,\theta]$ for some $\theta>0$. How do I find the conditional density of $Y_1$ given ...