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    The Random variable X has the following probability distribution:

    x: 1 5 9
    P(X=x): a b c

    where a, b and c are constants. It is known tht P(X < 4) = P(X > 4) and P(X =< 5) = 2P (X > 5)

    a) Find the values of a, b and c
    b) Find F(8)


    ***a detailed, logical answer would be much appreciated***

    (Original post by h_cube3000)
    The Random variable X has the following probability distribution:

    x: 1 5 9
    P(X=x): a b c

    where a, b and c are constants. It is known tht P(X < 4) = P(X > 4) and P(X =< 5) = 2P (X > 5)

    a) Find the values of a, b and c
    b) Find F(8)


    ***a detailed, logical answer would be much appreciated***
    P(X < 4) = P(X > 4) => a = b+c
    P(X =< 5) = 2P (X > 5) => a+b = 2c
    ΣP(X==x) = 1 => a+b+c = 1

    solving simultaneously:

    a=1/2
    b=1/6
    c=1/3

    b) F(8) = P(X<8) = P(X=1) + P(X=5) = 1/2 + 1/3 = 2/3
 
 
 
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