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any value outside the range [0, 2] is zero.) a. What is the formula for this PDF? b. What is the expected value of this PDF? c. What is the second moment around zero for this PDF? d. What is the variance of this PDF? e. Given a sample of 64 independent observations drawn from this
distribution, y.,y2,...,y64, what is the approximate probability that the
sample mean, 7, is less than 1? e3 HM < szsX‘E—y <l/37\ ‘ 0/3? 2. The net change, C, in riders at a particular bus stop is the difference between the
number that board, B, and the number that alight, A. Suppose the latter two variables
are both Poisson distributed with parameters [1,; and AB, and independent. a. Let fc (x) be the pdf for C. Write an expression for fC (0) as a function of AA and
13. b. Write an expression for E (C) as a function of AA and 13. c. Write an expression for VAR(C) as a function of AA and 13. d. Suppose we have some observed values for C, c], ...,c,,, but not for A and B. What
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(left) end of City 2 is 1 km. Trips from City 1 to City 2 are equally likely
to originate anywhere in city 1 and terminate anywhere in City 2 and the
locations of the two trip ends are independent. b. Consider an experiment where, for a trip from City 1 to City 2 chosen at
random, we observe the trip start point and end point. Depict the sample
space in two—dimensional space where one axis corresponds to the start
location in City 1 and the other to the end location in City 2. c. Identify the set of points in the sample space where i. The trip length is 1 km.
ii. The trip length is 7 km.
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whether a particular motorist must stop at any one of them is independent of her need
to stop at any other. Moreover, this probability of having to stop, p, is the same for
each intersection in the series. A sample of two motorists is observed, and the number
of intersections at which they have to stop is recorded as l and 2. i. What is the MLE for p, assuming that the series includes 3 intersections?
ii. Is this estimate biased or unbiased?
iii. Suppose we want to use the data to estimate both p and n using MLE. What
are the likelihood and loglikelihood functions that we would use?
iv. Of the values 3 and 6, which is the better estimate for n based on the
likelihood criterion? (Hint: For a given value of n, ﬁrst calculate the MLE for
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in the carpool lane during the morning commute period, they are late 3A of the time,
while if there is no incident, they are late ‘A of the time. The probability of an incident
occurring in the carpool lane during the morning commute period is 1/12. If, on a
given day, they are late for work, what is the probability that there was an incident in the carpool lane? LC Oom, A: OCUch’V' 9(L1A)?(MHM
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