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  • another question.somebody here to answer would help a lot

    Q:
    Let X be a random variable having continuous distribution function F(x) .What is the cumulative distribution function of Y=max(0,-X)?
    please somone answer this question ..
    i always feel a problem while aswering questions having max or min etc..like the one above stated
    can anybody please help me how to solve such questions?

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    Originally posted by insaan
    Q:
    Let X be a random variable having continuous distribution function F(x) .What is the cumulative distribution function of Y=max(0,-X)?
    please somone answer this question ..
    i always feel a problem while aswering questions having max or min etc..like the one above stated
    can anybody please help me how to solve such questions?
    Essentially what you're doing with finding Y is flipping the graph of f(x) over the y-axis: all the positive x values become negative, and all the negative x values become positive.

    For example, let's say X is the standard normal random variable --> N(0,1). So, when looking at Y, you get:

    Y = -X , x<0
    Y = 0 , x>0

    So, F_Y_(y) = 1 - F_X_(-y). In other words, when you're figuring out Y, you draw a graph of X for the y's on the left side of the y-axis (a reflection over the y-axis of the positive x's), and a straight line on the right side of the y-axis. Then, you find the probability of being to the right of y.

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