I am trying to find the expected value of X.
I could not find any integral table to make this any easier and my trusty ti-92+ would not integrate this either.
So, I have tried to solve by letting
Again, I have gotten nowhere.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
I just found a table that lists the integral = .5*(pi)^1/2.
After reading this, let me know if you still need help with your specific calculation.
I briefly read the thread....it seems advanced for the class I am in (intro to prob).
So, to answer your question, i guess i am lost...i have given this problem hours of thought and feel like i have gotten nowhere.
this is a homework problem and many classmates and i are baffled.
i will review the thread again to see if i can understand how it applies.
thx for your help.