## random var. X is -1, 0, 1 w/ equal probability (check ans)

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### random var. X is -1, 0, 1 w/ equal probability (check ans)

Question :
X is a random variable which takes 3 values -1,0,1 with equal probability i.e. P(x=-1) = P(X=0) = P(X=1) = 1\3
Find E(X) and Var(X)
Solution :
E(X) = 0 (is this correct?)

var(X) = 0 (is this correct?)

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### Re: random var. X is -1, 0, 1 w/ equal probability (check an

Question :
X is a random variable which takes 3 values -1,0,1 with equal probability i.e. P(x=-1) = P(X=0) = P(X=1) = 1\3
Find E(X) and Var(X)
Solution :
ok...
E(X) = 0 (is this correct?)
Yes
var(X) = 0 (is this correct?)
No

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### Re: random var. X is -1, 0, 1 w/ equal probability (check an

Please can u tell what is wrong

My work ........
E(X) = 0

$\mu'$ 1 = 0

$\mu'$ 2= 2/3

$\mu$2 = 2/3

var(X) = $\mu'$2 - $\mu$2 = 2/3 - 2/3 = 0

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### Re: random var. X is -1, 0, 1 w/ equal probability (check an

Please can u tell what is wrong

My work ........
E(X) = 0

$\mu'$ 1 = 0

$\mu'$ 2= 2/3

$\mu$2 = 2/3

var(X) = $\mu'$2 - $\mu$2 = 2/3 - 2/3 = 0
$Var(X)=E(X^2)-[E(X)]^2=E(X^2)-0^2=E(X^2)=2/3$

zorro
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### Re: random var. X is -1, 0, 1 w/ equal probability (check an

Please can u tell what is wrong

My work ........
E(X) = 0

$\mu'$ 1 = 0

$\mu'$ 2= 2/3

$\mu$2 = 2/3

var(X) = $\mu'$2 - $\mu$2 = 2/3 - 2/3 = 0
$Var(X)=E(X^2)-[E(X)]^2=E(X^2)-0^2=E(X^2)=2/3$

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