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    type I and II errors

    So, I have to calculate type I and II errors for a random variable in a hypergeometric distribution and the mean of an exponential distribution (separately). My book does not really say anything about how to do this, just worded definitions of type I and II errors.

    Does somebody know how to calculate the errors for a random variable in a hypergeometric distribution? What about for the mean of an exponential distribution?

    The only thing I really know is that the mean of an exponential is 1/theta. Otherwise I am completely lost.

    Thanks in advance for any help
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    type I and II errors
    are associated with hypothesis testing
    I don't understand your question at all
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    I have two questions, the first being calculate a type I and type II error for a random variable of a hypergeometric distribution...how do I do this?

    The second question is calculate a type I and type II error for a mean of an exponential distribution...how do I do this?

    Hope this clarifies
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    Quote Originally Posted by matheagle View Post
    type I and II errors
    are associated with hypothesis testing
    I don't understand your question at all
    PS I know they are associated with hypothesis testing but I just don't know how to calculate them for these specific cases.....
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