# Statistics: Moment Generating Function

It is attached it is to show that if all Xi are normally distributed then

Y=a1X1+a2X2+...+anXn

Also is normally distributed

But please see the attachment as the question is a bit more specific than that as well. Thanks

File is uploaded in pdf and word

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We will use the following properties:

Lemma 1

If , then =

Lemma 2

If X and Y are independent, then

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#### Solution Summary

Prove, using MGM, that a sum of independent normally distributed variables is also normal.

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