Question: Let X~Exp(θ) and Y~Exp(θ) be independent. Find the moment generating function of X-Y and identify its distribution.
Okay so the mgf of an exponential random variable is θ/(θ-t), so I got the mgf of X-Y to be (θ^2)/((θ^2)-(t^2)). Firstly, is this correct?
Whether or not it is I don't understand how to identify the distribution of X-Y given the mgf. I've looked at mgfs of several standard distributions and nothing seems to match up. Most distributions have two parameters and we only have one here (θ) so I don't understand what would happen if X-Y had more than one parameter.
I feel as though I am lacking some understanding of what is actually going on, can anyone help?