# Solution: 2013-10 Mean and variance of random variable

Let random variables $$\{ X_r : r \geq 1 \}$$ be independent and uniformly distributed on $$[0, 1]$$. Let $$0 < x < 1$$ and define a random variable $N = \min \{ n \geq 1 : X_1 + X_2 + \cdots + X_n > x \}.$
Find the mean and variance of $$N$$.

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