Suppose that X1, X2 and X3 are independent and uniformly distributed over (0,1). Define Y=min(x1,x2,x3).

Find EY [Hint compute P(Y>y) and deduce from this the density of Y.

What does it mean min(x1,x2,x3)? Where do u go from there?

Thanks!

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- Nov 13th 2007, 08:42 PMclipperdude21Uniform Distribution
Suppose that X1, X2 and X3 are independent and uniformly distributed over (0,1). Define Y=min(x1,x2,x3).

Find EY [Hint compute P(Y>y) and deduce from this the density of Y.

What does it mean min(x1,x2,x3)? Where do u go from there?

Thanks!