1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data Let X and Y be two independent random variables with distribution functions F and G, respectively. Find the distribution functions of max(X,Y) and min(X,Y). 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution Can someone give me a jumping off point for this problem? All I can think of is that the distribution function for max(X,Y) is F for X>Y and G for Y>X. That seems a little too simple though.