I dotn know, i'm still lost on this whole MLE thing.....but here is my attempt at some problems....please critique(just the concept is still bugging me).(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

find the MLE:

[tex] p_x(k;\theta) = \theta^k (1-\theta)^{1-k}, . k = 0, 1, 0 < \theta < 1 [/tex].

so here is what I did.

[tex] L(\theta) = \theta^{nk} ( 1- \theta)^{{\sum_1^n{n - k}} [/tex]

[tex] ln L(\theta) = nkln\theta + \sum_1^k 1-k * ln(1-\theta) [/tex]

now, take derivative

[tex] nk/\theta + \sum_1^k/{1-\theta} [/tex].

first of all, in geting the formula, is this right? I know I will need to leave it in terms of theta, but I dont know if even this is right??

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