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Chapter 9, Problem 49RE
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Special Probability Density Functions In Exercises 49–54, identify the probability density function. Then find the mean, variance, and standard deviation without integrating.

f ( x ) = 1 18 , [ 0 , 18 ]

To determine

The probability density function of f(x)=118 over the interval [0,18] and calculate the mean, variance and standard deviation without integration.

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Given Information:

The probability density function:

f(x)=118 over the interval [0,18]

Consider the provided probability density function.

f(x)=118 over the interval [0,18]

The provided probability density function can be written as,

f(x)=1180 for [0,18]

The uniform probability function is defined as,

f(x)=1ba,axb

This shows that the provided probability density function is an uniform probability density function with a=0,b=18.

The formula for mean and variance of uniform probability density function is defined as,

μ=a+b2

V(x)=(ba)212

The provided uniform probability density function shows that a=0,b=18

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