(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

Let X be a uniform random variable in the interval [0,1] i.e., X = U [(0,1)]. Then a new random variable Y is given by Y= g(X), where g(x)= -a. ln(x). Show that Y is exponentially distributed. What is the mean of Y?

2. Relevant equations

fX(x) = 1/ lambda . exp (-x/ lambda)

0 otherwise

3. The attempt at a solution

Y = g(X) can be computed via FY(y)= Summation 1/ differentiation of g(x) multiplied with Fx(x)

I can't show how this is exponential.

Please help!

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# Homework Help: Finding PDF of uniform distribution

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