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The observed total time on test and the observed excess wealth

  • Li, Xiaohu
  • Shaked, Moshe
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    Let X be a nonnegative random variable with mean [mu][less-than-or-equals, slant][infinity], and let TX be the total time on test transform of X. It has been observed in the literature that the inverse of TX is a distribution function with support (0,[mu]). In this paper, we identify the random variable that has this distribution, and we study some of its properties. We also study an analogous random variable that is based on what is called the excess wealth transform.

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    Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Statistics & Probability Letters.

    Volume (Year): 68 (2004)
    Issue (Month): 3 (July)
    Pages: 247-258

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