# Central Density Function

## Homework Statement

-infinity<x<infinity
x> theta
f(x) = $\frac{\lambda}{2}e^{-\lambda (x-\theta)}$

F(x) = $\int_{-\infty}^x f(x) dx$

## Homework Statement

$\int \frac{\lambda}{2}e^{-\lambda (x-\theta)} dx$
= $-\frac{1}{2}e^{-\lambda(x-\theta)}$

Insert the limits:
$-\frac{1}{2}e^{-\lambda(x-\theta)} + \frac{1}{2}e^{-\lambda(-\infty-\theta)}$

= infinity.

The last part should not be infinity so can anyone see where I go wrong?

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LCKurtz
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You have defined f(x) for $x>\theta$. Is it zero elsewhere? Should your lower limit be $\theta$?

Yes it should! Thanks

Insert the limits:
$-\frac{1}{2}e^{-\lambda(x-\theta)} + \frac{1}{2}e^{-\lambda(\theta-\theta)}$
=
$1/2 -\frac{1}{2}e^{-\lambda(x-\theta)}$

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HallsofIvy
You mean $e^{-\lambda(\theta- \theta)}$, not $e^{-\lambda(-\theta- \theta)}$