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For n > 0, let Cn be the collection of all Borel subsets A of IRoo which satisfy x E A if and only if yEA for all y that agree with x after coordinate n and such that the first n coordinates of y are a permutation of the first n coordinates of x. It is not difficult to show that Cn is a u-field, and it is trivial to see that f(x) = E:=1 Xi is measurable with respect to Cn (Problem 36 on page 78). Let An = X-l(Cn ) and Zn = E(XIIAn). s. We now show that Yn = Zn. Since f(x) = E~=l Xi is measurable with respect to Cn, we need only prove that, for A E Am E(IAYn ) = E(IAXd.

15 that, for each E > 0, So, L~l Pr(IYnl > E) < 00. 20 implies that Pr(IYnl > E infinitely often) = O. Since the event that Yn converges to o is nk=I{lYn\ > Ijk infinitely often}C, it follows that Yn converges to 0 almost surely. 0 36 Chapter 1. 25 Let (S,A,JL) be a probability space, and let Xi : S --+ m be measumble for all i such that the Xi are exchangeable with E(IXil) < 00 for all i. Then there exists au-field Aoo such that Yn = E~=l Xi/n converges almost surely to E(XIIAoo). PROOF. Define X = (Xl,X2, ...

5. 3 Some Examples Here, we present more examples of exchangeable sequences and the implications of DeFinetti's theorem. 50. Suppose that Xl, ... , XN are liD Ber(r) random variables. If M = Xi, then Pr(M = m) = (~)rm(1 - r)N-m for m = 0, ... , N. That is, M has Bin(N, r) distribution. 48 says that 2:::1 rk(l - rt- k , which corresponds to the Xi being lID Ber(r). Hence, the probability of observing k ones in n trials is (~)rk(1 - rt- k , the binomial probability. 48 is not used very often with random variables having continuous distribution.

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