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    Joint and marginal distribution functions problem

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    Let X and Y be continuous random variables.

    (i) Show that if X and Y are independent, they they are uncorrelated.

    (ii) Prove that X + Y and X - Y are uncorrelated if and only if X and Y have the same variance.

    Suppose that the joint probability density function of the continuous random variables U and V is given by

    f(u, v) = {6e^(-2u-3v), 0,
    u >= 0, v >= 0 otherwise

    (iii) Show that U and V are independent.

    (iv) Find the probability density function of U + V.

    (vi) Let P = 2U + 3V and Q = 2U - 3V. Given that the variances of U and V are 1/4 and 1/9 respectively, show that P and Q are uncorrelated.

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    Problems on joint and marginal distribution function, and problems on expectation are solved in this solution.