Joint probability density:

\begin{equation} P_{x,y}(x,y) \begin{cases} \frac{1}{2}\sin(x + y) & , \text{if}\ 0\leq x \leq \frac{\pi}{2}, 0 \leq y \leq \frac{\pi}{2} \\ 0 & , \text{ otherwise} \end{cases} \end{equation}

What I have done so far:

I know that the equation for covariance is $E(XY) - E(X)E(Y)$.

I know that to find $E(XY)$ you need to take the double integral $\int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \int_{0}^{\frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{1}{2}\sin(x + y)\,dx\,dy$.

I'm just not sure how to find $E(X)$ and $E(Y)$, if they depend on each other

  • $\begingroup$ This is question is related to the marginal probability, you should be able to find the density function for $x$, $y$ by integrating the coupled density with respect to $y$, $x$ -- respectively. $\endgroup$ – AbuSaad Mar 5 at 7:43

Covariance is $\int_0^{\pi/2} \int_0^{\pi/2} xy \frac 1 2 \sin(x+y) \, dx \, dy -(\int_0^{\pi/2} \int_0^{\pi/2} x \frac 1 2 \sin(x+y) \, dx \, dy) ( \int_0^{\pi/2} \int_0^{\pi/2} y \frac 1 2 \sin(x+y) \, dx \, dy )$. I will let you do the computation.


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