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# Problem 1

X and Y are iid

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$ P(X=i) = P(Y=i) = \frac {1}{2^i}\ ,i = 1,2,3,... $
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## Part A

- Find $ P(min(X,Y)=k)\ $

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Let $ Z = min(X,Y)\ $
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Then finding the pmf of Z uses the fact that X and Y are iid
$ P(Z=k) = P(X \ge k,Y \ge k) = P(X \ge k)P(Y \ge k) = P(X \ge k)^2 $
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$ P(Z=k) = \left ( \sum_{i=k}^N \frac {1}{2^i} \right )^2 = \left ( \frac {1}{2^k} \right )^2 = \frac {1}{4^k} $
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## Part B

- Find $ P(X=Y)\ $

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Noting that X and Y are iid and summing across all possible i,
$ P(X=Y) = \sum_{i=1}^\infty P(X=i, Y=i) = \sum_{i=1}^\infty P(X=i)P(Y=i) = \sum_{i=1}^\infty \frac {1}{4^i} = \frac {1}{3} $
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## Part C

- Find $ P(Y>X)\ $

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Again noting that X and Y are iid and summing across all possible i,
$ P(Y>X) = \sum_{i=1}^\infty P(Y>i, X=i) = \sum_{i=1}^\infty P(Y>i)P(x=i) $
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Next, find $ P(Y<i)\ $ $ P(Y>i) = 1 - P(Y \le i) $

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$ P(Y \le i) = \sum_{i=1}^\infty \frac {1}{2^i} = 1 + \frac {1}{2^i} $
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$ \therefore P(Y>i) = \frac {1}{2^i} $
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