# How do you find the variance of a continuous random variable?

## How do you find the variance of a continuous random variable?

Definition: Let X be a continuous random variable with mean µ. The variance of X is Var(X) = E((X − µ)2). These are exactly the same as in the discrete case.

## How do you find the expected value of a continuous random variable?

μ=μX=E[X]=∞∫−∞x⋅f(x)dx. The formula for the expected value of a continuous random variable is the continuous analog of the expected value of a discrete random variable, where instead of summing over all possible values we integrate (recall Sections 3.6 & 3.7).

How do you find the expectation and variance of a random variable?

The outcome of such a random variable is pre-determined, or “deterministic”. The corresponding expectation and variance are E(b)=∑xbpX(x)=bVar(b)=E(b−E(b)))2=E(0)=0.

How do you find the expected variance?

To calculate the Variance:

1. square each value and multiply by its probability.
2. sum them up and we get Σx2p.
3. then subtract the square of the Expected Value μ

### Is expectation the same as mean?

There’s no difference. They are two names for the same thing. They tend to be used in different contexts, though. You talk about the expected value of a random variable and the mean of a sample, population or probability distribution.

### What is the formula of expectation?

To find the expected value, E(X), or mean μ of a discrete random variable X, simply multiply each value of the random variable by its probability and add the products. The formula is given as. E ( X ) = μ = ∑ x P ( x ) .

What is a continuous random variable?

A continuous random variable is one which takes an infinite number of possible values. Continuous random variables are usually measurements. Examples include height, weight, the amount of sugar in an orange, the time required to run a mile.

What is the expectation formula?

The basic expected value formula is the probability of an event multiplied by the amount of times the event happens: (P(x) * n). The formula changes slightly according to what kinds of events are happening.