how to calculate the cumulative distribution function $(F(x))$ of a random variable x with pdf $f(x)=|x|, ~~-1<x<1$



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As you are dealing with a continuous random variable, I would suggest that you use the definition for the cumulative distribution function: $$ F(x) = \int_{-\infty}^x f(t) \,dt$$

  • $\begingroup$ Indeed this addresses the question, and, since this is merely an admonestation to look up the definitions involved, this proves that the question should be closed. $\endgroup$ – Did Oct 23 '16 at 18:24
  • $\begingroup$ When you put it that way @Did. Indeed, I agree. $\endgroup$ – InterpolationKid Oct 23 '16 at 18:34
  • $\begingroup$ Be careful about the dummy variable inside the integrand $\endgroup$ – BGM Oct 23 '16 at 18:58

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