# more indepedendence and RVs

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• Nov 4th 2008, 09:33 PM
joop
more indepedendence and RVs
suppose that Y = Z - X is independent of Z and of X. Show that Y is constant.

my work so far:
want to prove V(Y) = 0
$V(Y) = V(X) + V(Z) -2Cov(Z,X)$
$= V(X) + V(Z) -2(V(Z+X)-V(X)-V(Z))$
$= 2V(X) + 2V(Z) - V(Z + X)$

and then I'm stuck. Any help appreciated.