PROBLEM 5E

Let X and Y have a trinomial distribution with n = 2, pX = 1/4, and pY = 1/2.

(a) Give E(Y | x).

(b) Compare your answer in part (a) with the equation of the line of best fit in Example 4.2-2. Are they the same? Why or why not?

References Example 4.2-2

Step 1 of 5 :

We have that X and Y have the trinomial distribution with n=2, p(X)=and p(Y)=.

The joint probability mass function of x and Y is given as

f(x,y)=

=:0

Step 2 of 5:

(a)

We have to find the conditional expectation of Y given X.

That is we have to find E(Y|X=x)

The marginal probability mass function of X is given by

f(x)=f(x,y)

=

=

The property of trinomial distribution states that the marginal; distribution of the variables X and Y is Binomial.

Therefore X~b(2,)

Step 3 of 5:

The conditional probability mass function of Y given X=x is given by

h(y|x)=

=

=

=