# Need help understanding how to interpret a statistics problem

1. Sep 24, 2011

### bennyska

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Let c be a constant, and define $$Y_{i}=1$$ if $$X_{i}\leq$$ c and zero otherwise. Find a statistic that is a function of $$Y_{1},Y_{2},...Y_{n}$$ and also unbiased for $$F_{X}(c)=\Phi\left(\dfrac{c-\mu}{\sigma}\right).$$

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution
not even sure how to being. i want some function of y_1,...,y_n, call it a, such that E(a)=phi((c-mu)/sigma)... but, yeah... i have no idea where to begin.

also, sorry for my crappy latex

2. Sep 24, 2011

### bennyska

oh, i left out that X_i are distributed from a N(mu,sigma), and U=SUM(X_i) and W=SUM(X_i^2), if that matters.