Question

Let X be a continuous random variable with probability density function (pdf) ?(?) = ??^3, 0 < ? < 2.

(a) Find the constant c.

(b) Find the cumulative distribution function (CDF) of X.

(c) Find P(X < 0.5), and P(X > 1.0).

(d) Find E(X), Var(X) and E(X5 ).

Answer #1

A continuous random variable X has the following
probability density function F(x) = cx^3, 0<x<2 and 0
otherwise
(a) Find the value c such that f(x) is indeed
a density function.
(b) Write out the cumulative distribution function of
X.
(c) P(1 < X < 3) =?
(d) Write out the mean and variance of X.
(e) Let Y be another continuous random variable such
that when 0 < X < 2, and 0 otherwise. Calculate
the mean of Y.

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....

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)

Let the probability density function of the random variable X be
f(x) = { e ^2x if x ≤ 0 ;1 /x ^2 if x ≥ 2 ; 0 otherwise}
Find the cumulative distribution function (cdf) of X.

A random variable X takes values between -2 and 4 with
probability density function (pdf)
Sketch a graph of the pdf.
Construct the cumulative density function (cdf).
Using the cdf, find )
Using the pdf, find E(X)
Using the pdf, find the variance of X
Using either the pdf or the cdf, find the median of
X

3. Let X be a continuous random variable with PDF
fX(x) = c / x^1/2, 0 < x < 1.
(a) Find the value of c such that fX(x) is indeed a PDF. Is this
PDF bounded?
(b) Determine and sketch the graph of the CDF of X.
(c) Compute each of the following:
(i) P(X > 0.5).
(ii) P(X = 0).
(ii) The median of X.
(ii) The mean of X.

Suppose a random variable X has cumulative distribution function
(cdf) F and probability
density function (pdf) f. Consider the random variable Y =
X?b
a for a > 0 and real b.
(a) Let G(x) = P(Y x) denote the cdf of Y . What is the
relationship between the functions
G and F? Explain your answer clearly.
(b) Let g(x) denote the pdf of Y . How are the two functions f
and g related?
Note: Here, Y is...

A continuous random variable X has pdf ?x(?) = (? + 1) ?^2, 0 ≤
? ≤ ? + 1, Where B is the
last digit of your registration number (e.g. for FA18-BEE-123,
B=3).
a) Find the value of a
b) Find cumulative distribution function (CDF) of X i.e. ??
(?).
c) Find the mean of X
d) Find variance of X.

2. Let X be a continuous random variable with pdf given by f(x)
= k 6x − x 2 − 8 2 ≤ x ≤ 4; 0 otherwise.
(a) Find k.
(b) Find P(2.4 < X < 3.1).
(c) Determine the cumulative distribution function.
(d) Find the expected value of X.
(e) Find the variance of X

Let X be a continuous random variable with the following
probability density function:
f(x) = e^−(x−1) for x ≥ 1; 0 elsewhere
(i) Find P(0.5 < X < 2).
(ii) Find the value such that random variable X exceeds it 50%
of the time. This value is called the median of the random variable
X.

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