# Thread: Product of two independent continuous random variables

1. ## Product of two independent continuous random variables

I have two continuous random variables X and Y. X follows an Exponential distribution with rate $\displaystyle$\lambda$$, and Y follows a Normal distribution with \displaystyle \mu$$ and $\displaystyle$\sigma^2$$. The domain of X is \displaystyle [0,\infty)$$, and that of Y is $\displaystyle$(-\infty,\infty).

I have come up with the following expression for the pdf of V=XY.
Using the result of Rohatgi (1976, p. 141)

$\displaystyle f_V(v)=\frac{\lambda}{\sigma_\alpha\sqrt{2\pi}} \int_0^\infty e^{-\left(\lambda x+\frac{(\frac{v}{x}-\mu_\alpha)^2}{2\sigma_\alpha^2}\right)}\frac{1}{x }\,dx$

Do you have any suggestions on how to solve this (analytically)?

2. ## Re: Product of two independent continuous random variables

Added my Rohatgi result to the post.