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Homework Help: Generating Random Variable

  1. Apr 8, 2013 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Give a method for generating a random variable with distribution function

    F(x) = 1/2[itex](x+x^{2})[/itex]


    3. The attempt at a solution

    From what i can tell i am supposed to do something like:

    Let U be a uniformly distributed random variable over (0,1).

    U = 1/2[itex](x+x^{2})[/itex]

    2U = [itex]x+x^{2}[/itex]

    Am i on the right track?
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  3. Apr 8, 2013 #2

    Ray Vickson

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    You can answer that for yourself. Does your method match something in your course notes or textbook or in a web page?
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