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    Show that An has cdf = (........)^n if An = max(B1,B2,....Bn) ?

    If An=max{B1,B2,....Bn} use an elementary probability argument to show that An has cumulative distribution function:

    FAn(a) = {0 (a<=0)
    { (1-e^(-a/lamda) )^n (a>0)

    Thanks in advance for any help with this question, I've thought and thought about it and don't even know where to start. Even if I could be nudged in the right direction, I'd be very grateful for any help. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by springheeledjim View Post
    If An=max{B1,B2,....Bn} use an elementary probability argument to show that An has cumulative distribution function:

    FAn(a) = {0 (a<=0)
    { (1-e^(-a/lamda) )^n (a>0)

    Thanks in advance for any help with this question, I've thought and thought about it and don't even know where to start. Even if I could be nudged in the right direction, I'd be very grateful for any help. Thanks!
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