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# Let X and Y be Bernoulli random variables. Let Z = XY.a. ISBN: 9780073401331 38

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Problem 7E

Let $$X$$ and $$Y$$ be Bernoulli random variables. Let Z = XY.

a. Show that $$Z$$ is a Bernoulli random variable.

b. Show that if $$X$$ and $$Y$$ are independent, then $$p_{Z}=p_{X}p_{Y}$$

Equation Transcription:    Text Transcription:

X

Y

Z

p_Z = p_X p_Y

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(a)

In this question, we are asked to prove whether is a Bernoulli random variable or not.

Let and be Bernoulli random variables. Let = .

Case 1:

If and ,   Case 2:

If and ,   Case 2:

If and ,   The random variable is said to have the Bernoulli distribution when random event results in the success, then . Otherwise .

So from the definition we can say that is also a Bernoulli random variable.

Since possible values of the product = are 0 and 1 from the cases we have seen.

Hence proved.

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