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38 For a random variable X having a unit normal distribution prove that 1 00 (_1)'x2r+l (x > 0). + ~. r . --. x r I 2r r=1 where Verify that this series expansion for the distribution function of X is asymp· totic by proving that, for any n, the remainder is less in absolute value than the last term taken into account. ~-. 1+ 2' 2, " y 2n x ,= 1 • X • r . 1 (x 2 + 2k). 40 A random variable X has the probability density function J(X = x) = ksin 2n xcosx defined in the range (-nI2 ::; X ::; nI2), where k is a function of the positive integer II.

99 In a game of skill, a trial can result in anyone of m mutually exclusive results R l' R 2 , ••• , Rm· The probability for Ry to happen is proportional to p", where p is a constant (0 < p < t). The stake for each trial is one shilling, and if Ry occurs at a trial the player receives AV shillings, where (0 < A< 1). If S. denotes the amount received by a player after n independent trials, prove that the probability-generating function of S. is _ [(1- p)8'<{ 1- (POl)m}]. G(O) - (1- pIH)(1- pO") .

For X the joint probability density function proportional to = x. Y = Y. )a defined in the range (0 ~ Y < 00; - 00 < X < (0). where ex is a parameter > 3 Determine the proportionality factor and the marginal distribution of X. He~ce calculate the mean and variance of X. Also, show that the distribution function of Y is J 00 e-YXl P(Y ~ y) = l-(ex-l) o dx I ( +x)" • and verify that all the moments of Y diverge. Use these results to prove that X and Yare uncorrelated but not independently distributed random variables.