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Question number: 60

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Uniform

Appeared in Year: 2011

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Let X have the continuous c. d. f. F (x). Define U = F (x). Show that both - log U arid -log (1 - U) are exponential random variables:

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Question number: 61

» Probability » Conditional Probability

Appeared in Year: 2012

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You arc given the following information:

(i) In random testing, you test positive for a disease.

(ii) In 5 % of cases, the test shows positive even when the subject does not have the disease.

(iii) In the population at large, one person in 1000 has the disease. What is the conditional probability that you have the disease given that you have been tested positive, assuming that if someone has the disease, he will test positive with probability 1?

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Question number: 62

» Probability » Moments and Cumulants

Appeared in Year: 2013

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Compute the factorial moments µ (r) and the cumulants k r, r = 1, 2, …. . , of Poisson distribution with parameter m.

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Question number: 63

» Probability » Moment Generating Functions

Appeared in Year: 2014

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X 1, X 2, …, X N are independently, identically distributed random variables. Define S N = X 1 + X 2 + … + X N , where N is a random variable independent of X i, i = 1, 2, … N.

Show that the moment generating function (mgt) of S N is

where My (t) is the mgf of a random variable Y. Hence find the mgf of S N when N follows a Poisson distribution with parameter λ. and X i follows an exponential distribution with mean parameter θ, i = 1 to N.

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