# Probability generating function.

• Apr 30th 2010, 02:47 PM
gklove56
Probability generating function.
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Question 3---Let X and Y be random variables all of whose values are non-negative integers.
(a) Define the probability generating function of X.
(b) State a theorem linking the probability generating functions of X, Y and X+Y in the case that X and Y are independent of each other.
(c) Suppose that X~Poisson(入). Find the probability generating function of X.
(d) Suppose that X and Y are independent of each other, X ~Poisson(入) and
Y~Poisson(入). Find the distribution of X + Y .
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