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Question number: 60

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Uniform

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Let X be a random variable with a continuous distribution function F. Show that F (X) has the uniform distribution on (0,1).

Explanation

Let U = F (x), then the distribution function of G of U is given by

The inverse exists. Since F is non-increasing and its continuous

G (u) =F (F -1 (u) ) {F is a distribution of X}

G (u) =u

Then the p. d. f of U = F (x) is given b

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Question number: 61

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Cauchy

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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For the Cauchy distribution given by

where k is a constant to be suitably chosen, derive the expression for the distribution function. Hence obtain a measure of central tendency and a measure of dispersion. What are the points of inflexion of the distribution?

Explanation

We choose k as constant that gives the integral over the range x for the density function is equal to one.

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Question number: 62

» Probability » Sample Space

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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A fair die is thrown until a 6 appears. Specify the sample space. What is the probability that it must be thrown at least 3 times?

Explanation

A fair die content the value {1,2, 3,4, 5,6}

So, the probability of getting 6 is p = 1/6, then probability of getting other than 6 is q = 5/6

If we throw a die, the six is appear. Then the probability is p and the experiment end. However, if the six is not appear, the dice is throwing again and this time the six appear. Then the probability i

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Question number: 63

» Probability » Conditional Probability

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Consider the following bivariate p. m. f. of (X, Y):

p (0,10) = p (0,20) = 2/18;

p (l, 10) = p (l, 30) = 3/18;

p (1,20) = p (2,30) = 4/18;

Obtain the conditional mass functions p (y lx = 2), and p (y lx = 1).

Explanation

The joint probability is given

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x

Total

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0

1

2

Y

10

2/18

3/18

0

5/18

20

2/18

4/18

0

6/18

30

0

3/18

4/18

7/18

Total

4/18

10/18

4/18

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First find the marginal probability of x at x = 0,1, 2

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Question number: 64

» Statistical Methods » Bivariate Distributions » Bivariate Normal Distribution

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Appeared in Year: 2014

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The marginal distributions of X and Y are given in the following table:

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1

2

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Y

3

4

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1/4

3/4

Total

1/2

1/2

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If the co-variance between X and Y is zero, find the cell probabilities and see whether X and Y are independent.

Explanation

Given that covariance between X and Y is zero

This gives that f (xy) =f (x) f (y)

So, the joint probability density function of x = 1, y = 3 is

We know that if the covariance

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