# First and last order statistics and their ratio for $\chi^2_{m}$ random samples

Let $$X_1, \dots, X_n \sim_{iid} \chi^2_{m}$$ be a random sample from a chi-squared distribution with $$m$$ degrees of freedom (d.f.). I was wondering if there's any known result for the order statistics

$$\max_{1 \le i \le n} X_i, \min_{1 \le i \le n} X_i$$

respectively as a function of $$m$$ and also $$n$$?

And finally, is there any known result for the ratio of this two order statistics:

$$\frac{\max_{1 \le i \le n} X_i}{\min_{1 \le i \le n} X_i }?$$

P.S. I'm primarily interested how these three quantities above behave w.r.t. increasing d.f. $$m$$ and w.r.t. increasing sample size $$n$$.

In this regard, I've looked into this question on stats.SE, but couldn't make it helpful.

Any references would also be appreciated.

For you first question, the easiest way is to rely on the fact that order statistics can be written as the inverse cdf of the corresponding order statistic of a uniform sample, i.e. $$X_{(1)}, \ldots, X_{(n)} = (F^{-1}(U_{(1)}),\ldots, F^{-1}(U_{(n)})),$$
• Hi, thanks for your answer. I agree that joint distribution of the min and max can be calculated, and hence their ratio too. But the thing is, the variables being $\chi_m^2,$ the ratio distribution is mathematically very complicated. The real question is how they depend as a function of the d.f. $m?$ I'll check the book, but scouring the internet didn't produce a useful answer to this. Aug 7, 2020 at 16:14