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    Gamma distribution

    Let X have a gamma distribution with parameters a>0, b>0. Find the mode of X.
    I have no idea of how to solve this question. Any help is appreciated!

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    I have done it by taking the p.d.f, taking logarithms, finding the derivative and set it equal to 0 so I could find the values that maximises the p.d.f and so the mean of X. Thanks anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkprince View Post
    Let X have a gamma distribution with parameters a>0, b>0. Find the mode of X.
    I have no idea of how to solve this question. Any help is appreciated!

    Kind regards!
    By definition the mode is the x-coordinate of the maximum turning point of the pdf. So just use calculus.
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