W2 COV(X,Y) = E(XY) - E(X)E(Y) calculation

W2 - Covariance of a Probability Distribution video shows through the end at 11:59 the equation :
COV(X,Y) = E(XY) - E(X)E(Y) ;

I got stuck with calculating E(XY). How do we calculate that ?

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Hello @ealtan,

We don’t calculate it from E(X) nor E(Y), but for each point, multiply its X coordinate with its Y coordinate, and take the average of all the multiplication results.

PS: It’s 10:59, for others’ reference.