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Maximum Likelihood estimators

  1. Apr 17, 2005 #1
    Can anyoe help with likelihood estimtor problems???
    :cry:
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 17, 2005 #2
    It goes like this:

    Let X be a continuous r.v with pdf:

    f(x;theta)=theta(1+theta)x^(theta-1).(1-x)

    Show that the maximum likelihood estimator of theta satisifies:

    a.(theta)^2+ (2+a)theta+1=0
     
  4. Apr 17, 2005 #3
    What is 'a'? What values is f nonzero for? And be clearer with your notation please. Also, where are you having trouble?
     
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2005
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