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Problem 7 Easy Difficulty

A spinner from a board game randomly indicates a real number between 0 and 10. The spinner is fair in the sense that it indicates a number in a given interval with the same probability as it indicates a number in any other interval of the same length.
(a) Explain why the function
$$ f(x) = \left\{
\begin{array}{ll}
0.1 & \mbox{if $ 0 \le x \le 10 $}\\
0 & \mbox{if $ x < 0 $ or $ x > 10 $ }
\end{array} \right.$$
is a probability density function for the spinner's values.
(b) What does your intuition tell you about the value of the mean? Check your guess by evaluating an integral.

Answer

A. $=[0.1 x]_{0}^{10}=0.1(10)=1$
B. Mean $=5$

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