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**Yardee** Hello Math Forums, this is my first time posting here so I apologize for not knowing all the functions of the board, but I just have a stats question that I am a bit lost on.

I am supposed to find the moment generating function of a gamma distribution with parameters α,[SIZE=2]β. Then, obtain the first two moments and use them to find the expected value and variance.

I know that the mgf of a gamma distribution is:

M(t)= (1-β)^-α

But from there I'm not sure how to generate the first two moments or find the expected value or variance. I would greatly appreciate any help on this. Thank you.