1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data pdf: f(x)=ax^(a-1) ; 0<x<1, a>0 estimate a by maximum likelihood 2. Relevant equations let L be maximum likelihood L=(a(x)^(a-1))(a(x)^(a-1))...(a(x[n])^(a-1)) 3. The attempt at a solution Im trying to make this into a nicer expression: L=a^n... (now im stuck) Any help would be v much appreciated. Thank you.