On the independence of integer and fractional parts

F.W. Steutel, B.G. Hansen

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We use the independence of the integer and fractional parts of exponentially distributed random variables to obtain expressions for the order statistics from a geometric distribution. As our main result we show that a strong form of this independence characterizes the exponential distribution.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages8
JournalStatistica Neerlandica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1989

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