Hi all,

I am working through a problem but I cant seem to see the method... the answer is in the back of the text book but no method!

Q: Let be uniformly distributed on . Find the prob that have real roots. The answer in the back of the book is 1/9.

So using the quadratic eqn, I deduce taht the prob distribution we need to find is given by:

...... I am not sure how to evaluate this at all.

Looking through the usual methods in the text book usually points to evaluating the area via direct integration but when I integrate:

I get a negative answer which is obviously wrong... I suspect the limits need to be changed, but not sure where to start.....

Thanks for reading