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    Confidence Interval Problem

    If x_1 and x_2 are values of a random sample of size 2 from a population having a uniform density with \alpha = 0 and  \beta = \theta, find k such that:
     0 < \theta < k(x_1+x_2)

    is a  (1- \alpha )100% confidence interval for  \theta  when:

    (a) \alpha < 0.5
    (b) \alpha > 0.5

    This question is confusing...can someone explain what is it asking?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chopet View Post
    If x_1 and x_2 are values of a random sample of size 2 from a population having a uniform density with \alpha = 0 and  \beta = \theta, find k such that:
     0 < \theta < k(x_1+x_2)

    is a  (1- \alpha )100% confidence interval for  \theta when:

    (a) \alpha < 0.5
    (b) \alpha > 0.5

    This question is confusing...can someone explain what is it asking?
    Find k such that:

    p(k(x_1+x_2)>\theta)=1-\alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainBlack View Post
    Find k such that:

    p(k(x_1+x_2)>\theta)=1-\alpha

    RonL
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