hw4 - UCSD ECE 153 Prof. Young-Han Kim Handout #11...

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UCSD ECE 153 Handout #11 Prof. Young-Han Kim Thursday, October 23, 2008 Homework Set #4 Due: Thursday, October 30, 2008 1. Read Sections 4.3, 4.6, 5.7, 5.9, 6.5 in the text. Try to work on all examples. 2. Two envelopes. An amount A is placed in one envelope and the amount 2 A is placed in another envelope. The amount A is fixed but unknown to you. The envelopes are shuffled and you are given one of the envelopes at random. Let X denote the amount you observe in this envelope. Designate by Y the amount in the other envelope. Thus ( X, Y ) = ( ( A, 2 A ) , with probability 1 2 , (2 A, A ) , with probability 1 2 . You may keep the envelope you are given, or you can switch envelopes and receive the amount in the other envelope. (a) Find E ( X ) and E ( Y ). (b) Find E ± X Y ) . (c) Suppose you switch. What is the expected amount you receive? 3. Tall trees. Suppose that the average height of trees on campus is 20 feet. Argue that no more than half of the tree population is taller than 40 feet.
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