An experiment consists of giving a sequences of patients a risky treatment until two have died, and then recording N, the number who survived. If p is the proportion killed by the treatment, then the distribution of N is:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

P(N=n)=((n+1)(1-p)^n)p^2

Find a general formula for the MLE for p:

The experiment is done in 8 hospitals, and the observed values of N are 3, 0, 4, 2, 3, 5, 1,3. Compute the estimate for p derived in part (a)

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# Find a general formula for the MLE for p

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