# Recent questions tagged exponential-distribution

Let $X$ and $Y$ be two exponentially distributed and independent random variables with mean $α$ and $β$, respectively. If $Z$ = min $(X, Y)$, then the mean of $Z$ is given by $\left(\dfrac{1}{\alpha + \beta}\right)$ $\min (\alpha, \beta)$ $\left(\dfrac{\alpha\beta}{\alpha + \beta}\right)$ $\alpha + \beta$