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12-13-2007, 08:29 AM
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 Originally Posted by Actuarialsuck Is it proper to say that $f(x) \, = \, Pr(X = x) \, = \, \frac{1}{\theta} e^{-\frac{x}{\theta}}$ ? (just picking on the exponential dist.) Certainly true for discrete dist. but as far as cont. ones go, Pr(X = x) = 0.
That is certainly a valid point.
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