# X and Y joint pdf probability question

• December 15th 2010, 06:09 AM
wik_chick88
X and Y joint pdf probability question
If X and Y have the joint pdf
$f_{X,Y}(x,y) = 2, \ \ \ 0 < x < y < 1,$
then find $P (0 < X < 0.5 | y = 0.75)$
• December 15th 2010, 01:14 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by wik_chick88
If X and Y have the joint pdf
$f_{X,Y}(x,y) = 2, \ \ \ 0 < x < y < 1,$
then find $P (0 < X < 0.5 | y = 0.75)$

What thoughts have you had? Where are you stuck?
• December 15th 2010, 08:14 PM
wik_chick88
i havent ever done a joint pdf question where the probability has the "given y = ..." in it!
• December 15th 2010, 09:39 PM
mr fantastic
Quote:

Originally Posted by wik_chick88
i havent ever done a joint pdf question where the probability has the "given y = ..." in it!

In the first instance, I suggest you refer to your class notes or textbook for the definition of the conditional density of X given Y = y ....