## The Annals of Probability

### Sharp Bounds on the Absolute Moments of a Sum of Two I.I.D. Random Variables

#### Abstract

We determine the exact optimal bounds $A_p$ and $B_p$ such that $A_p\lbrack E|X|^p + E|Y|^p\rbrack \leq E|X + Y|^p \leq B_p\lbrack E|X|^p + E|Y|^p\rbrack,$ $(p \geq 1)$, whenever $X, Y$ are i.i.d. random variables with mean zero. We give examples of random variables attaining equality or nearly so. Exactly the same bounds $A_p$ and $B_p$ are obtained in the more general case where it is only assumed that $E(X \mid Y) = E(Y \mid X) = 0$.

#### Article information

Source
Ann. Probab., Volume 11, Number 3 (1983), 765-771.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 19 April 2007

https://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aop/1176993521

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/aop/1176993521

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR704563

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
0524.60019

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