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Let X and Y be two independent and identically distributed random variables that take only positive integer values. Their PMF is px (n) = py (n) = 2^-n for every n e N, where N is the set of positive integers. 1. Fix at E N. Find the probability P (min{X,Y} <t). Your answer should be a function of t. 2. Find the probability P (X = Y). 3. Find the probability P(X>Y). Hint: Use your answer to the previous part, and symmetry. 4. Fix a positive integer k. Find the probability P (X > KY). Your answer should be a function of k. Hint: You may find the following facts useful. • 2-k = 2-3+1 • For a geometric series, An = aj pn-1, we have m-1 an = a1/(1-r).

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  1. 1. 1-(1/(2^((2*t)-2)))
    2. 1/3
    3. 1/3
    4. 2/((2^(k+1))-1)

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  2. 1) 1-(1-CDFx)(1-CDFy) = 1- ((1-CDFx)^2) = 1- ((1-CDFx)^2) = 1-2^(-2t)

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  3. Integration of a^n is a^n/(ln(a)). So why doesn't the answer have ln in it ?

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  4. integration is not needed as these are discrete RVs

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  5. How come I get?
    2)1/2
    3)1/4

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  6. 2) Sum[P(Y=y)*P(X=y)] = Sum[1/2^(-2y)] = 1 - 1/2 = 1/2, not sure if this is correct.

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  7. Sum[P(Y=y)*P(X=y)] = Sum[2^(-2y)] = 1 - 1/2 = 1/2, not sure if this is correct.

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  8. why not the 1) (1-(1/2)^t)^2

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