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Let X¯ be the sample mean of a random sample X1, . . . , Xn from the exponential distribution, Exp(θ), with density function f(x) = (1/θ) exp{−x/θ}, x > 0. Show that X¯ is an unbiased point estimator of θ.

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Let X1, X2, ..., Xn be a random sample from a distribution with
probability density function f(x; θ) = (θ 4/6)x 3 e −θx if 0 < x
< ∞ and 0 otherwise where θ > 0
. a. Justify the claim that Y = X1 + X2 + ... + Xn is a complete
sufficient statistic for θ. b. Compute E(1/Y ) and find the
function of Y which is the unique minimum variance unbiased
estimator of θ.
b. Compute...

6. Let θ > 1 and let X1, X2, ..., Xn be a random sample from
the distribution with probability density function f(x; θ) =
1/(xlnθ) , 1 < x < θ.
a) Obtain the maximum likelihood estimator of θ, ˆθ.
b) Is ˆθ a consistent estimator of θ? Justify your answer.

6. Let X1, X2, ..., Xn be a random sample of a random variable X
from a distribution with density
f (x) ( 1)x 0 ≤ x ≤ 1
where θ > -1. Obtain,
a) Method of Moments Estimator (MME) of parameter θ.
b) Maximum Likelihood Estimator (MLE) of parameter θ.
c) A random sample of size 5 yields data x1 = 0.92, x2 = 0.7, x3 =
0.65, x4 = 0.4 and x5 = 0.75. Compute ML Estimate...

Let X1, X2, . . . , Xn be iid random variables with pdf
f(x|θ) = θx^(θ−1) , 0 < x < 1, θ > 0.
Is there an unbiased estimator of some function γ(θ), whose
variance attains the Cramer-Rao lower bound?

Let X1, X2, · · · , Xn be a random sample from an exponential
distribution f(x) = (1/θ)e^(−x/θ) for x ≥ 0. Show that likelihood
ratio test of H0 : θ = θ0 against H1 : θ ≠ θ0 is based on the
statistic n∑i=1 Xi.

Let θ > 1 and let X1, X2, ..., Xn be a random sample from the
distribution with probability density function f(x; θ) = 1/xlnθ , 1
< x < θ.
c) Let Zn = nlnY1. Find the limiting distribution of Zn.
d) Let Wn = nln( θ/Yn ). Find the limiting distribution of
Wn.

Let X1,...,Xn be a random sample from the pdf f(x;θ) = θx^(θ−1)
, 0 ≤ x ≤ 1 , 0 < θ < ∞ Find the method of moments estimator
of θ.

Let X1,..., Xn be a random sample from a
distribution with pdf as follows:
fX(x) = e^-(x-θ) , x > θ
0 otherwise.
Find the sufficient statistic for θ.
Find the maximum likelihood estimator of θ.
Find the MVUE of θ,θˆ
Is θˆ a consistent estimator of θ?

Let X1, …,Xn be a random sample from f(x;
θ) = θ exp(-xθ) , x>0. Use the likelihood ratio test to
determine test H0 θ=1 against H1 θ ≠ 1.

Let X1, X2,..., Xn be a random sample from a population with
probability density function f(x) = theta(1-x)^(theta-1), where
0<x<1, where theta is a positive unknown parameter
a) Find the method of moments estimator of theta
b) Find the maximum likelihood estimator of theta
c) Show that the log likelihood function is maximized at
theta(hat)

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