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November 27th, 2007, 11:29 PM  #1 
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prove that one over square root of two pi times the integral of e raise to negative one half x squared, dx from positive infinity to negative infinity is equal to one. 
November 28th, 2007, 07:00 AM  #2 
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The integrand is the normal distribution's pdf. The fact that the integral is 1 means that there's a 100% chance of a normally distributed value falling from infty to +infty. you can probably Google for a proof. 
November 28th, 2007, 02:54 PM  #3  
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