hi there, this problem has really confused me, could someone please help me. the distribution function of random variable A is given, and i must find a distribution function of new random variable B=1/A.

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- Jun 5th 2010, 10:18 AMnoteilerproblem with distribution function
hi there, this problem has really confused me, could someone please help me. the distribution function of random variable A is given, and i must find a distribution function of new random variable B=1/A.

- Jun 5th 2010, 03:33 PMmatheagle
what is your question?

First of all that distribution function is wrong.

It's ok that F(x)=0 when x is less than 1

and F(x)=1 when x is greater than 2

BUT it cannot be x from 1 to 2.

MAYBE your instructor meant F(x)=x-1, since F cannot exceed 1.

This says that F(1.5)=1.5 which means that which is a no-no.

BUT in order to transform, I use calc 1

which can easily be proved by differentiating the cdfs, which was the approach of your teacher. - Jun 6th 2010, 01:44 AMnoteiler