# Thread: probability

1. ## probability

If $f(x,y) = e^{-x-2y}$ find $P(X.

So is this equaled to $1 - P(X>Y) = 1 - \int\limits_{0}^{\infty} \int\limits_{0}^{x} e^{-x-2y} \ dy \ dx = \frac{1}{3}$?

2. never mind about the limits; is the general process correct?

3. I get $\int_{-\infty}^{\infty} \int_{-\infty}^x e^{-x-2y}~dy~dx$

4. I took the complement.

5. What were the domains of $X$ and $Y$ given in the problem?

6. $-\infty < x < \infty$, $-\infty < y < \infty$.

7. While the integral over the whole positive domain is $\frac{1}{2}$, the function is NOT even. For this to be a density function, $x,y \in\left[{\frac{{ - \ln (2)}}{3},\infty } \right)
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since $\int\limits_{\frac{{ - \ln (2)}}{3}}^\infty {\int\limits_{\frac{{ - \ln (2)}}{3}}^\infty {e^{ - x - 2y} } } ~dy~dx = 1$.

Then again, there are infinitely many possible limits for $X$ and $Y$ that will work. I am not 100% confident in my Prob/Stats knowledge though, so don't quote me on this.

8. yeah I knew the limits were wrong, I was just asking whether my method of finding the probability was correct (e.g. $P(X Y)$)?

9. Oh. You are correct.