You should be able to integrate these, but that's not the point of these problems.

AND an exponentially distributed rv is nonzero on ZERO to infinity.

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- March 6th 2010, 01:41 AM #1

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## E(x^2) and V(x^2)

Explosive devices used in mining operations produce nearly circular craters when detonated. The radii of these craters are exponentially distributed with mean 10 feet. Find the mean and variance of the areas produced by these explosive devices.

I tried to derive

E(pi X^2) and Var ( pi X^2) where E(X)=10 using the formula

E(X) = integrate (X. i/r. exp (-x/r) ) from neg infinity to infinity but i couldnt get the answer...

thanks!

- March 6th 2010, 07:17 AM #2

- March 6th 2010, 08:06 AM #3

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- March 7th 2010, 07:36 AM #6
I answered that question here

http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...tml#post469524