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 May 1st, 2017, 07:32 PM #1 Member   Joined: Apr 2017 From: PA Posts: 45 Thanks: 0 Finding a cdf A point P in the unit square has coordinates X and Y chosen at random in the interval [0, 1]. Let D be the distance from P to the nearest edge of the square, and E the distance to the nearest corner. (a) D < 1/4? (b) E < 1/4? find the cumulative distribution F and density f for the random variable D attempt: I thought about using a distance formula to solve this but the forumla had too many coordinates. So then I decided to use P (Y is less than or equal to y) to get P (D < or equal to y), to eventually get P (D < or equal to y - (1/2)), so I eventually came up with the Cdf of F (d) = d - (1/2) on the interval of [1\2,1 and a half] but I got the wrong answer, how should I find the correct cdf?
May 1st, 2017, 08:34 PM   #2
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these will be the regions of $D<c$ and $E<c$

$D$ is pretty clearly

$P[D<c] = 1-(1-2c)^2 = 4c(1-c),~0\leq c \leq \dfrac 1 2$

$E$ will take a bit more doing since the regions start to overlap.

I'll leave that to you.
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May 2nd, 2017, 01:26 AM   #3
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 Originally Posted by romsek these will be the regions of $D oh actually if you just need to find$P[E<1/4]\$ then the regions won't overlap and it's really pretty simple.

 May 2nd, 2017, 07:48 PM #4 Member   Joined: Apr 2017 From: PA Posts: 45 Thanks: 0 Hey Romsek, may I ask how did u get the 1-2c? Also, thank u for urnhelp!
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 Originally Posted by poopeyey2 Hey Romsek, may I ask how did u get the 1-2c? Also, thank u for urnhelp!
total length is 1, c is being subtracted from each side, 1-2c

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