# Thread: Gamma Distribution and Transformations

1. ## Gamma Distribution and Transformations

Hi, I have the following question about Gamma Distributions and Transformations. Given the following:

It is easy to work out that the MGF of X is:

Now, my doubts lie upon the following. Could someone give me a detailed run through these next two questions?

As always, any help is greatly appreciated.

2. Originally Posted by aniguchisan
Hi, I have the following question about Gamma Distributions and Transformations. Given the following:

It is easy to work out that the MGF of X is:

Now, my doubts lie upon the following. Could someone give me a detailed run through these next two questions?

As always, any help is greatly appreciated.
(a) Multiplicative principle of MGF says:

$\displaystyle M_Z = M_{X_1}\cdot M_{X_2} = (1-\frac{r}{\beta})^{-\alpha_1}(1-\frac{r}{\beta})^{-\alpha_2} = (1-\frac{r}{\beta})^{-(\alpha_1+\alpha_2)}$

Uniqueness implies:

$\displaystyle Z \sim G\Big((\alpha_1+\alpha_2),\beta\Big)$

3. I'm not sure what you want.
The instructions are quite explicit.
This is not a difficult problem and it's been solved here several times.

4. Originally Posted by matheagle
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