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Deﬁning Z = X + Y , then Z is a random variable, and let FZ be its cumulative distribution. It follows that FZ (t) = P (Z ≤ t) = P (X + Y ≤ t) = P(X,Y ) (Rt ), where Rt = {(x, y) ∈ R2 |x + y ≤ t}. 78 (X, Y ) is continuous and its density is f(X,Y ) = f (x)g(y), for all (x, y) ∈ R2 . Therefore, for all t ∈ R: FZ (t) = P(X,Y ) (Rt ) = +∞ = −∞ t f (x)g(y)dy = −∞ +∞ dz −∞ +∞ t−x dx = f (x)g(y)dxdy Rt −∞ t f (x)dx −∞ f (x)g(z − x)dx −∞ g(z − x)dz ∀z ∈ R. Hence, the function +∞ fZ (z) = −∞ f (x)g(z − x)dx is the density of the random variable Z.

Xtn ∈ Bn ). P T (πST A general answer comes from the following theorem. After having constructed the σ-algebra B T on E T , we now deﬁne a measure μT on (W T , B T ), supposing that, for all S ∈ S, a measure μS is assigned on (W S , B S ). If S ∈ S, S ∈ S , and S ⊂ S , we denote the canonical projection of W S on W S by πSS , which is certainly (B S -B S )-measurable. 9. If, for all (S, S ) ∈ S × S , with S ⊂ S , we have that πSS (μS ) = μS . Moreover, (W S , B S , μS , πSS )S,S ∈S;S⊂S is called a projective system of measurable spaces and (μS )S∈S is called a compatible system of measures on the ﬁnite products (W S , BS )S∈S .

Lastly, if Y is a real-valued, P -integrable random variable, then it satisﬁes the assumptions, being the diﬀerence between two positive integrable functions. 3 This only speciﬁes its σ-algebras but not its measure. 107. Let X : (Ω, F) → (E, B) be a discrete random variable and Y : (Ω, F) → (R, BR ) a P -integrable random variable. Then, for every B ∈ B we have that E[Y |X = x]dPX (x). Y (ω)dP (ω) = [X∈B] B Proof: Since X is a discrete random variable and [X ∈ B] = x∈B [X = x], where the elements of the collection ([X = x])x∈B are mutually exclusive, we observe that by the additivity of the integral: Y (ω)dP (ω) [X∈B] Y (ω)dP (ω) = = x∈B [X=x] Y (ω)dP (ω) [X=x∗ ] x∗ ∈B E[Y |X = x∗ ]P (X = x∗ ) = = x∗ E[Y |X = x]PX (x) = = E[Y |X = x∗ ]PX (x∗ ) x∗ ∈B E[Y |X = x]dPX (x), B x∈B where the x∗ ∈ B are such that PX (x∗ ) = 0.