An Intermediate Course in Probability (Springer Texts in by Allan Gut

By Allan Gut

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H(B) The change of variable y = g(x) yields P (Y ∈ B) = fX (h1 (y), h2 (y), . . , hn (y))· | J | dy , B according to the formula for changing variables in multiple integrals. 1. Let Z be an n-dimensional continuous random variable. If, for every B ⊂ Rn , P (Z ∈ B) = h(x) dx , B ✷ then h is the density of Z. 1. 3 when n = 1. 4. Let X and Y be independent N (0, 1)-distributed random variables. Show that X+Y and X−Y are independent N (0, 2)-distributed random variables. We put U = X + Y and V = X − Y .

Compute the conditional expectations E(Y | X = x) and E(X | Y = y). 13. Let X and Y have joint density f (x, y) = cy, 0, when 0 < y < x < 2, otherwise. Compute the conditional expectations E(Y | X = x) and E(X | Y = y). 14. Suppose that X and Y are random variables with joint density f (x, y) = c(x + 2y), 0, when 0 < x < y < 1, otherwise. Compute the regression functions E(Y | X = x) and E(X | Y = y). 52 2 Conditioning 15. Suppose that X and Y are random variables with a joint density 2 5 (2x f (x, y) = + 3y), when 0 < x, y < 1, otherwise.

Set A = {Y = 2} and B = {X = 7}. From the definition of conditional probabilities we obtain P (Y = 2 | X = 7) = P (A | B) = P (A ∩ B) = P (B) 2 36 1 6 = 13 . ✷ With this method one may compute P (Y = y | X = x) for any fixed value of x as y varies for arbitrary, discrete, jointly distributed random variables. This leads to the following definition. 1. Let X and Y be discrete, jointly distributed random variables. For P (X = x) > 0 the conditional probability function of Y given that X = x is pX,Y (x, y) pY |X=x (y) = P (Y = y | X = x) = , pX (x) and the conditional distribution function of Y given that X = x is A.

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