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Problem 20 Easy Difficulty

The standard deviation for a random variable with probability density function $ f $ and mean $ \mu $ is defined by
$$ \sigma = \biggl[ \int_{-\infty}^\infty (x - \mu)^2 f(x)\ dx \biggr]^{\frac{1}{2}} $$
Find the standard deviation for an exponential density function with mean $ \mu $.




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Java UN exponential distribution. Thanks. Exponential distribution. This has the form, the probability distribution off these functions off the form um, Lunda over e la onda today Power. He, uh, didn't lambda minus lambda X for X. You have zero on zero works a smaller. So you want to find them? Standard deviation, that is, uh is defined to be the interval from minus infinity on the infinity, off x minus the mean from the distribution off effects the X square root of that with new demeanor. So all first, want to find out what is the mean for this one? What is that what you knew? And for that we do the mean is equal to she want to integrate X, you know x X. So since we are, that was gonna be equal toe can pull out all things going lambda and goes from zero our community text into the minus Lambda X, the X on the well. For this interval, we can do integration by parts. So here we say tavon in 12 of the farm. 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So we call this one, um, if you go this hour, the dean on this to be equal toe Well, it's a good day that the TV and then is to be you. So you know, that's our DVD. The is gonna be equal toe minus eat the minus long, the minus X over Mu. If I didn't bite, you squared. Mhm. And then Mm hmm. Um, no. Divided by just Yeah, which is? That would be or the because if we differentiated get that. So the zombie And then well, do you V control Just two times X minus mu. So these interval is gonna be minus eat the minus sex over mule. And then that was that makes money Was meal squared, All right? And then, well, the evaluating the anti derivative so and then minus minus becomes a plus e minus lambda minus x over new do you, do you? Which is that times two x minus. Yeah, And then away into all these, you can do another integration by parts. Yeah, integration by parts. Um, so we go here. Uh, here. This is our the real This is our you. Well, we got we have that as our dividend for please. 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Thumbs minus. You squared minus two times, Uh, minus new right minus, uh to, you know, squared. Mm s. Oh, this would be, But there was a new here. So this multiplying their, um you? Yeah. So these movie minus minus mu squared. So this would be plus two new squared. I assume you squared that both of these council eso sigma squared is gonna be equal to minus minus some you squared. So the deviation Physical thio you mean not so that is a creation.