   Chapter 9.2, Problem 13E ### Calculus: An Applied Approach (Min...

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Ron Larson
ISBN: 9781305860919
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# Making a Probability Density Function In Exercises 13–18, find the constant k such that the function f is a probability density function over the given interval. f ( x ) = k x ,     [ 1 ,   4 ]

To determine

To calculate: The value of constant ‘k’ for which the function f(x)=kx is a probability density function over the interval [1,4].

Explanation

Given Information:

The function f(x)=kx is a probability density function over the interval [1,4].

Formula used:

Consider a function f of a continuous random variables x whose set of values is the interval [a,b],

A function is a probability density function when it is non-negative and continuous on the interval [a,b] and when

abf(x)dx=1

Calculation:

Consider the function,

f(x)=kx

As the function is a probability density function over the interval [1,4].

Therefore, f(x) is continuous and non-negative over the interval [1,4].

Also 14f(x)dx=1 as,

14f(x

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