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Moment Generating
The distribution of random variable is often characterised
in terms of its moment generating function(mgf), a real
function whose derivativesat zero are equal to moments
of rvariable.Moment Moment generation function have
great practical relevance not only because they can be
used to easily derived moments, but also because a
probability distribution is uniquely determinedby its mgfs.
It must be mention that not all random variables possessa
moment generating function.
The following is a formal definition:
Let X be a random variable. If the expected value
E[exp(tX)] exist andis finite for all real numbers
belonging to a closed interval
[-h,h]~R, with h>0, then we say that X possess a
moment generating function and the function;
is called the moment generating function of X.