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Generating Random Sample (known distribution)

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Homework Statement



I know that Minitab/ R/ SAS can easily generate random samples for know distributions - normal, exponential, uniform. But how can I generate a random sample from a known probability distribution (that is not listed)?



Homework Equations



The probability distribution is rather simple: f(x) = 2x^-3

So, how can I generate a random sample of X's that come from this distribution?

The Attempt at a Solution

 

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