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    Question Need help with probability tutorial!

    Hey Ive attached the tutorial, The answers are on it, I missed a good few classes for various reasons and dont have a clue where to start with questions 1 and 2. I found good stuff online for q 3. Can anyone help me out or know of any good material I could study in this area??

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    P(\max \{X,Y\}\le a)=P(X\le a, Y\le a)=P(X\le a)P(Y\le a)=\bigl(F(a)\bigr)^2

    you can google order statistics, that's a max, you also have a min here.
    BUT you can look at any set of ordered data from a random sample.
    Start here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_statistic
    end here http://www.springerlink.com/content/6njl7x1l5n48m431/
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