This is not a homework question but I project I am working on and need someone with more mathematical prowess than myself. I am using a computer program to draw random numbers from two independent distributions, x1 and x2, for two different cases and I want to establish a theoretical mathematical relationship for the probability that x1 will be less then x2. The first case is two different exponential distributions, i.e. exp(-αx), and the second from a power law, x^(-β), over a limited range a to b. I have been working on this for about a week so any help or guidance would be much appreciated. Thanks(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Josh

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# Need Some Mathematical Guidance Regarding Random Variables

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