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Continuous Random Variables

When will that bus finally arrive? How hot is it going to be outside today? These any many other real-world values can be modeled by continuous random variables.

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If the probability density function of a continuous random variable \(X\in[-1,7]\) is given by \[f(x)=a(x+1)(x-7),\] what is \(P(0\le X\le4)?\)

The probability density function of a continuous random variable \(X\) that ranges from 1 to \(e^{2}\) is given by \[f(x)=\frac{1}{2x}.\] Find the value of \(k\) such that \(P(X>k)=\frac{1}{10}.\)

If the probability density function of a continuous random variable \(X\) is given by \[f(x)=\begin{cases} ax^2\ &(0\le x\le1) \\-\frac{a}{9}(x-1)+a\ &(1<x\le10),\end{cases}\] what is the value of \(a?\)

If the probability density function of a continuous random variable \(X\in[0,\frac{\pi}{16}]\) is given by \[f(x)=a\sin8x,\] what is the variance of \(X?\)

If the probability density function of a continuous random variable \(X\) is given by \[f(x)=11x^{10}\ (0\le x\le1),\] what is \(E[X]?\)

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