Given the probability distribution:

p (x) = ax^n ,0 ≤ x ≤1, for a positive integer n

What does it mean to normalize p(x) and how would I develop an expression for "a" that normalizes p(x)? Thank you in advance.

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- Oct 11th 2009, 03:29 PMcarnotnormalizing a probability distribution
Given the probability distribution:

p (x) = ax^n ,0 ≤ x ≤1, for a positive integer n

What does it mean to normalize p(x) and how would I develop an expression for "a" that normalizes p(x)? Thank you in advance. - Oct 11th 2009, 06:53 PMmr fantastic
- Oct 11th 2009, 07:32 PMmatheagle
That's a Beta by the way.