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# The opening prices per share Y1 and Y2 of two similar

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Problem 87E

Problem 87E

The opening prices per share Y1 and Y2 of two similar stocks are independent random variables, each with a density function given by

On a given morning, an investor is going to buy shares of whichever stock is less expensive. Find the

a probability density function for the price per share that the investor will pay.

b expected cost per share that the investor will pay.

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Elements of Statistics – Chapter 6 Notes Key Points  Density Curves  Normal Distribution  Standard Normal Curve  Standard Normal Table Density Curve  A fitted curve in regard to distribution  Is ALWAYS ON or ABOVE the horizontal axis  Total area under a density curve is always equal to 1 o Density Histogram To determine the density of a class, take the relative frequency and divide by the width of class. AREA = DENSITY x WIDTH Normal Distribution  A variable is “normally distributed” if its distribution has the shape of a symmetric curve. o Characterized by its Mean, , and a Standard Deviation, o The Mean

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