# math, probability

Let X and Y be independent random variables, uniformly distributed on [0,1] . Let U=min{X,Y} and V=max{X,Y} .
Let a=E[UV] and b=E[V]

1. Find a
2. Find b
3. Find Cov(U,V) . You can give either a numerical answer or a symbolic expression involving a and b . (There are many possible equivalent answers.)

1. 👍 9
2. 👎 0
3. 👁 1,495
1. š¤š=š¤š1{šā¤š}+š¤š1{š>š}=ā«10ā«1š„š„šš¦šš„+ā«10ā«š„0š¦šš¦šš„=13.
EV= 1-EU = 1/3
COV(U,V) = E(UV) - EUEV=1/36

1. 👍 0
2. 👎 0
2. a=E[UV] = 1/4

1. 👍 2
2. 👎 0

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