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Unformatted text preview: STA 4321/5325  Spring 2010
Quiz 9  April 16
Name:
There are ﬁve problems in this quiz. Each problem has exactly one correct answer.
Problem 1 Let X and Y be independent random variables with E (X ) = 2, E (Y ) = 1,
V (X ) = 16, and V (Y ) = 3. Then
(a) E (X 2 Y 2 ) = 0
(b) E (X 2 Y 2 ) = 35
(c) E (X 2 Y 2 ) = 80
(d) We can not ﬁnd E (X 2 Y 2 ) with given information.
Solution:
E (X 2 Y 2 ) = E (X 2 )E (Y 2 ) = V (X ) + (E (X ))2
16 + 22 = V (Y ) + (E (Y ))2 3 + 12 = 80
Hence, The correct answer is C.
Problem 2 Let ρ be the correlation between two random variables X and Y . It is NOT true that
(a) ρ is a unitless quantity
(b) −1 ≤ ρ ≤ 1
(c) If ρ = 1, Y = aX + b where a > 0
(d) If ρ is close to −1, then linear relationship between X and Y is very weak.
Solution: The correct answer is D. Problem 3 Let ρ be the correlation between two random variables X and Y . If X and Y is
independent then ρ = 0. This statement is always
(a) True
(b) False
Solution: If X and Y is independent then COV(X, Y ) = 0. Hence, the correct answer is A. 1 Problem 4 Let X and Y be two random variables with V (X ) = 100, V (Y ) = 100, and
COV(X, Y ) = 30. Then
(a) V (X + Y ) = 100
(b) V (X + Y ) = 230
(c) V (X + Y ) = 260
(d) V (X + Y ) = 140
Solution:
V (X + Y ) = V (X ) + V (Y ) + 2COV(X, Y )
= 100 + 100 + 2(30)
= 260
The correct answer is C. Problem 5 Let X and Y be two continuous random variables with joint probability density
function, f (x, y ). Then the conditional expectation of X is given Y = y is deﬁned as
(a) E (X Y = y ) = ∞
−∞ xfX Y =y (x)dx (b) E (X Y = y ) = ∞
−∞ xf (x, y )dx (c) E (X Y = y ) = ∞
−∞ xfX (x)dx (d) E (X Y = y ) = ∞
−∞ xfY (y )dy Solution: By deﬁnition, the correct answer is A. 2 ...
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This note was uploaded on 08/05/2011 for the course STA 4321 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '08 term at University of Florida.
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