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Homework Help: MLE and related

  1. Jan 28, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    time till first failure of a chip is to be estimated. 3 such chips were tested, they worked for 30, 34, 33 days without failure. Find MLE of the parameter.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    first i want to confirm this: is this geometric distribution?
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2007
  2. jcsd
  3. Jan 30, 2007 #2
    I'm not too sure. It looks like you could approximate it and find the maximum likelyhood using the exponential distribution since you could very well be dealing with poisson-distributed events.
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