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Mathematics 340 - Fall 2015


Exercises 8.9: 30, 37, 52


  1. Let $Z$ be a standard normal random variable. Show that $Z^2$ has a gamma distribution. What are the parameters? Hint: We did this in a previous exercise.
  2. Let $Z_1$ and $Z_2$ be independent identically distributed standard normal random variables. Show that $Z_1^2 + Z_2^2$ has an exponential distribution. Hint: Use the preceding problem along with Exercise 30 above.