# Thread: How to determine distribution with no parameters

1. ## How to determine distribution with no parameters

I'm confused by this question and I was hoping for some guidance some one to point me in the right direction

Let X1.........Xn be a random sample from a population with mean μ, that is E(Xi)=μ for all 1≤i≤n. Define

Yi=1 if Xi<μ and Yi=0 otherwise

a) Determine the distribution of Y=∑1≤i≤nYi (name and parameters)

b)Determine the mean and variance of Y

c)Compute P(Y≤30) for special case of n=49 and Xi..........Xn iid Exp∼(λ=3)

2. ## Re: How to determine distribution with no parameters

Do you know the (name of the) distribution of those ?

Are they i.i.d.?

Do you know the distribution of the sum of i.i.d. rvs from such distribution?

3. ## Re: How to determine distribution with no parameters

no unfortunately there is no definition of that

4. ## Re: How to determine distribution with no parameters

Originally Posted by haml.kn
no unfortunately there is no definition of that
Yes there is.

Can you name a distribution that only can take on the value 0 or 1?

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