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Unformatted text preview: Second Edition 43 U 1 2 3 2 1 12 1 6 1 12 V 3 1 12 1 6 1 12 4 1 12 1 6 1 12 4.11 The support of the distribution of ( U,V ) is { ( u,v ) : u = 1 , 2 ,... ; v = u + 1 ,u + 2 ,... } . This is not a crossproduct set. Therefore, U and V are not independent. More simply, if we know U = u , then we know V > u . 4.12 One interpretation of a stick is broken at random into three pieces is this. Suppose the length of the stick is 1. Let X and Y denote the two points where the stick is broken. Let X and Y both have uniform(0 , 1) distributions, and assume X and Y are independent. Then the joint distribution of X and Y is uniform on the unit square. In order for the three pieces to form a triangle, the sum of the lengths of any two pieces must be greater than the length of the third. This will be true if and only if the length of each piece is less than 1 / 2. To calculate the probability of this, we need to identify the sample points ( x,y ) such that the length of each piece is less than 1...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2012 for the course STA 1014 taught by Professor Dr.hackney during the Spring '12 term at UNF.
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