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Homework Help: The use of min and max in statistics

  1. Feb 22, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    These are taken from my class's lecture slides. I'm trying to understand the entire thought process and reasoning, so I'm just wondering what min and max mean in the g(x) function examples.

    Here is the first example: http://gyazo.com/7f9d707df0c8512bfa91a1f200dc3429.png

    Here is the other one: http://gyazo.com/91ebcc5fcdb4cbb405449860db0c1404.png

    They are both based on the same problem.

    Thank you for any help!

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
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  3. Feb 22, 2014 #2


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    The value of max{a,b} is the larger of the two values of a and b. min{a,b} is the smaller. It's what you might have guessed.
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