Question

Probability density function of the continuous random variable X is given by f(x) = ( ce −1 8 x for x ≥ 0 0 elsewhere

(a) Determine the value of the constant c.

(b) Find P(X ≤ 36).

(c) Determine k such that P(X > k) = e −2 .

Answer #1

1. f is a probability density function for the random
variable X defined on the given interval. Find the
indicated probabilities.
f(x) = 1/36(9 − x2); [−3, 3]
(a) P(−1 ≤ X ≤ 1)(9 −
x2); [−3, 3]
(b) P(X ≤ 0)
(c) P(X > −1)
(d) P(X = 0)
2. Find the value of the constant k such that the
function is a probability density function on the indicated
interval.
f(x) = kx2; [0,
3]
k=

Consider a continuous random variable X with the probability
density function f X ( x ) = |x|/C , – 2 ≤ x ≤ 1, zero elsewhere.
a) Find the value of C that makes f X ( x ) a valid probability
density function. b) Find the cumulative distribution function of
X, F X ( x ).

1 (a) Let f(x) be the probability density function of a
continuous random variable X defined by
f(x) = b(1 - x2), -1 < x < 1,
for some constant b. Determine the value of b.
1 (b) Find the distribution function F(x) of X . Enter the value
of F(0.5) as the answer to this question.

6. A continuous random variable X has probability density
function
f(x) =
0 if x< 0
x/4 if 0 < or = x< 2
1/2 if 2 < or = x< 3
0 if x> or = 3
(a) Find P(X<1)
(b) Find P(X<2.5)
(c) Find the cumulative distribution function F(x) = P(X< or
= x). Be sure to define the function for all real numbers x. (Hint:
The cdf will involve four pieces, depending on an interval/range
for x....

A joint density function of the continuous random variables
x and y is a function f(x,
y) satisfying the following properties.
f(x, y) ≥ 0 for all (x, y)
∞
−∞
∞
f(x, y) dA = 1
−∞
P[(x, y) R] =
R
f(x, y) dA
Show that the function is a joint density function and find the
required probability.
f(x, y) =
1
8
,
0 ≤ x ≤ 1, 1 ≤ y ≤ 9
0,
elsewhere
P(0 ≤...

Let X be a continuous random variable with the probability
density function f(x) = C x, 6 ≤ x ≤ 25, zero otherwise.
a. Find the value of C that would make f(x) a valid probability
density function. Enter a fraction (e.g. 2/5): C =
b. Find the probability P(X > 16). Give your answer to 4
decimal places.
c. Find the mean of the probability distribution of X. Give your
answer to 4 decimal places.
d. Find the median...

2. Let the probability density function (pdf) of random variable
X be given by:
f(x) = C (2x -
x²),
for
0< x < 2,
f(x) = 0,
otherwise
Find the value of
C.
(5points)
Find cumulative probability function
F(x)
(5points)
Find P (0 < X < 1), P (1< X < 2), P (2 < X
<3)
(3points)
Find the mean, : , and variance,
F².
(6points)

Suppose that X is a continuous random variable with a
probability density function that is a positive constant on the
interval [8,20], and is 0 otherwise.
a. What is the positive constant mentioned
above?
b. Calculate P(10?X?15).
c. Find an expression for the CDF FX(x).
Calculate the following values.
FX(7)=
FX(11)=
FX(30)=

Let Y be a random variable with a given probability density
function by f (y) = y + ay ^ 2, with y E [0; 1] and a E [0; 2].
Determine: The value of a.
The Y distribution function.
The value of P (0,5 < Y < 1)

a) The joint probability density function of the random
variables X, Y is given as
f(x,y) =
8xy
if 0≤y≤x≤1 , and 0
elsewhere.
Find the marginal probability density functions.
b) Find the expected values EX and
EY for the density function above
c) find Cov X,Y .

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