This is the probability distribution:

p(x) = ax^n , 0<= x <=1

Derive an expression for the constant a, to normalize p(x).

Whats a good starting point for this derivation? My initial thought was to take p(x) = dy/dx, separate variables and integrate using the bounds for x on the right side and then setting a equal to the answer. But I don't think this makes sense. Any suggestions? Thanks,

Kim