Markov inequality

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Markov inequality

[′mar‚kȯf ‚in·i′kwäl·əd·ē]
(statistics)
If x is a random variable with probability P and expectation E, then, for any positive number a and positive number n P (| x | ≥ a) ≤ E (| x |n/ a n).
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By applying Markov's inequality and the conditions of Theorem 1, we have