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Question number: 1

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Normal

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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If X ~ N (0,1), obtain the distribution of X 2.

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X ~ N (0,1). The density function is

Let assume Y = X 2

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Question number: 2

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Geometric

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Appeared in Year: 2013

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Prove that for among the discrete distributions, the geometric distribution has the lack of memory property.

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The property of memory less is that these distributions of “time from now to the next period” are exactly the same. The property is most easily explained in terms of “waiting times.

Suppose X is a discrete random variable whose values is a non-negative. In probability theory, a distribution is said to have lack of memory if

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Question number: 3

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Normal

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Prove that the sum of two independent chi-squared random variables is also chi-squared.

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Let X and Y are two independent chi-squared random variables with degree of freedom n and m respectively. We proof this by moment generating function. The moment generating function of chi-squared distribution is

Then moment generating function of sum of two random variable (X + Y) is

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Question number: 4

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Negative Binomial

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Appeared in Year: 2012

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Items from a large lot are examined one by one until r items with a rare manufacturing defect are found. The proportion of items with this type of defect in the lot is known to be p. Let X denote the number of items needed to be examined. Derive the probability distribution of X, and find E (X).

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In this question, the sample size is n = x+r given and each trail only two possible outcomes. The probability of defect is same for each trail and trails are independent. The experiment continues until r defectives.

In the given question the number of manufacturing defect are fixed which is r and proportion of item which is defect that is proba

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Question number: 5

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Geometric

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Appeared in Year: 2010

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Let X have a geometric distribution, then for an two non-negative integers m and n,

Prove it

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This proof is a lack of memory property. We known that

Therefore ………… (1)

The equation is

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Question number: 6

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Cauchy

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Appeared in Year: 2011

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Obtain the median and the quartiles of the Cauchy distribution with p. d. f.

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For find the median and quartile of the Cauchy distribution, q is any quartile. Then, for which value of q, the x value is

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Question number: 7

» Probability » Standard Probability Distributions » Normal

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Let X 1, X 2, …, X n be independent N (0, σ 2) random variables. Obtain the mean and variance of . What is its probability distribution?

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Let X ~ N (0, σ 2). The density function is

First we find the distribution of Y = X 2

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