(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 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[1])^(a-1))(a(x[2])^(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.

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# Homework Help: Maximum likelihood error

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