Hi!! Um I'm really lost with limiting distributions, so can someone please explain to me slowly how to solve this problem, or just help me get a start on it?

Find the limiting distribution of Yn = nXn(1)

f(x) = 1/ (1+x)^2

THank you.. !

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- April 29th 2009, 11:56 PMgconfusedlimiting distribution
Hi!! Um I'm really lost with limiting distributions, so can someone please explain to me slowly how to solve this problem, or just help me get a start on it?

Find the limiting distribution of Yn = nXn(1)

f(x) = 1/ (1+x)^2

THank you.. ! - April 30th 2009, 02:09 AMmr fantastic
- April 30th 2009, 02:15 AMgconfused
Thank you for replying. but ummm well the question only says "Let X1, X2, .., Xn be a random sample from a Pareto distribution. Find the Limiting distribution". So I'm really not sure what I'm supposed to do, coz my textbook doesnt say anything about limiting distributions..

- April 30th 2009, 04:17 AMmr fantastic
- April 30th 2009, 04:22 AMgconfused
umm well the whole question is:

"Let X1, X2, .. Xn be a random sample from a Pareto distribution which has probability density function

f(x) = 1/(1+x)^2, x>0

Find the limiting distribution of Yn = nX(1)." - April 30th 2009, 04:52 AMmr fantastic
- May 4th 2009, 08:36 PMmatheagle
- May 4th 2009, 08:57 PMmr fantastic
- May 4th 2009, 09:11 PMaus_devoe
- May 4th 2009, 09:35 PMmatheagle
I posted it, look up^^^^^

This converges in distribution to an exponential with mean 1.

hot air 4 sure - May 4th 2009, 10:47 PMmr fantastic