I have a quick question if anyone out there can help:
I am told that E(x) = 8 and var (x) = 4
the question is: determine E(y) for y=3x^2 + 2
My answer is E(y) = 3*e(x^2) + 2
which works out to be 3*64+2 = 194
i realize that e(x^2) does NOT equal e(x)^2
am i overthinking this?