- Thread starter HeartyEggnog
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I tried to write a long response about what I know, realized it didn't make sense, so I think it'll be easier to just say no... I don't understand how you can variance and co variance to prove E(u) = 0 because I think E (u) = variance / covariance?

Thanks for your help.

In other interesting trivia, my cousin teaches at Ames...

Thanks for your help.

In other interesting trivia, my cousin teaches at Ames...

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... I don't understand how you can variance and co variance to prove E(u) = 0 because I think E (u) = variance / covariance?

In other interesting trivia, my cousin teaches at Ames...

Why are you trying to show that E(u) = 0? You aren't trying to show that you don't need to. I was just asking that in the case where you know that E(u|x) = 0 can you derive the estimates for \(\beta_0, \beta_1\)? If that's the case then one little hint should get you going. I don't quite understand why you're talking about variance and covariance when you're discussing E(u) though. I think you might be confused about some issue there.

Oh yeah? Are they a grad student or an actual professor? ... Do they teach stats?

Oh yeah? Are they a grad student or an actual professor? ... Do they teach stats?

Prof, both my cousins are... One does some work w/ global warming glaciers and the other teaches Ornithology.