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**bsk** Hi,

As far as I know this has an analytical solution but I'm not sure how to go about doing it. Just to clarify, I'm not looking for a numerical method.

Sorry, don't know how to use maths symbols here:

I need to find x and y, such that the integral of exp(-ax^2 - b), evaluated from -infinity to x, equals 0.025, and the same integral evaluated from y to infinity equals 0.0975.

a and b are known constants.

(The question is just to find the 95% confidence interval from a posterior distribution).

Can anyone help?

Thanks!