Normal distribution theoretical moments

ujgilani

New Member
how we can show that the follwoing equility holds

E[(x-\mu)\sigma]=0

E[(x-\mu)^2\sigma^2-1]=0

E[(x-\mu)^3\sigma^3]=0

E[(x-\mu)^4\sigma^4-3]=0

Dason

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ujgilani

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hi thanks here is my work i have showed that equality hold for the first moment but i'm not sure for the rest
x~N(mu,sigma^2)
Z= x-mu/sigma ~ N(0,1)

E[Z]

we have pdf of normal distribution
1/(2*pi)^1/2 * exp(-1/2*x^2)

we have to show that

E(Z) ~ N(0,1)

integral (z*1/(2*pi)*1/2 *exp(-1/2*z^2) dx =

= -1/2*pi*1/2 *exp(-1/2*z^2) = 0

thanks
sorry i dont know how to type in lytex form