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Random Variables, Mass and Density Function, Distribution functions, Expectations and Variances, Moments and generating function
A fair coin is tossed 3 times. If X is the number of heads, give the probability distribution of X.
A box contains 3 white, 5 red and 2 green balls. Suppose that 2 balls are drawn successively from the box without replacement. If X represents the number of red balls, find the probability distribution of X.
A shipment of 10 cellphones contains 3 defective phones. A cellphone retail dealer makes a random purchase of 4 of the cellphones. If X is the random variable representing the number of defective cellphones purchased, find (a) the probability distribution of X, (b) P(X<2), and (c) P(0<X<3).
The amount of bread (in hundreds of kilos) that a bakery sells in a day is a random variable with PDF
, 0 36 , 3 60,
cx x f x c x xotherwise
Find the value of c which makes f(x) a PDF (ii)
What is the probability that the number of kilos of bread that will be sold in a day is a.
More than 300 kilos b.
Between 150 and 450 kilos
Given the following probability distribution of X x -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 f(x) 0.05 0.10 0.30 0 0.30 0.15 0.10 Compute (i) E(X), (ii) E(X
), (iii) E(2X+3), and (iv) Var(2X+3)
A continuous random variable X has a PDF
3 , 0 1
f x x x
. Find a and b such that (i)
P X a P X a
P X b