Hello everyone, I have taken up on reading a mathematical statistics book and have gotten stuck on the moment-generating function. I tried using Wikipedia for a simpler explanation to no avail....(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

I noticed it is used a lot in finding the mean & variance for all types of distributions. Can someone explain to me in layman's terms the moment generating function. I can't seem to connect the dots......

Thanks in advanced for any help...Paolo

P.S. I had calculus courses about 20 years ago.....

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# Explanation for moment-generating function

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