Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH105/April 2018/Question 01 (n)
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Question 01 (n) 

1. ShortAnswer Questions. Put your answer in the box provided but show your work also. Each question is worth 3 marks, but not all questions are of equal difficulty. (n) Let for . Find the constant such that is a probability density function. 
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Hint 

Think about the integral of the probability density function. 
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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. If is a probability density function, then the integral of the over the whole interval on which it is defined must be 1. The integral (keeping undetermined) is precisely Hence we must have
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