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a. For what value of c is the quantity (xi c)2 minimized?

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Problem 1.68

a. For what value of c is the quantity (xi c)2 minimized? [Hint: Take the derivative with respect to c, set equal to 0, and solve.] b. Using the result of part (a), which of the two quantities (xi x)2 and (xi )2 will be smaller than the other (assuming that x )? 69.

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Textbook: Probability and Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences (with Student Suite Online)
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