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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 a random sample from the distribution,
f(x; θ) = (θ + 1)x^ −θ−2 , x > 1, θ > 0. Find the maximum
likelihood estimator of θ based on a random sample of size n
above

Let X1, X2 · · · , Xn be a random sample from the distribution
with PDF, f(x) = (θ + 1)x^θ , 0 < x < 1, θ > −1.
Find an estimator for θ using the maximum likelihood

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?

1. Let X1, X2, . . . , Xn be a random sample from a distribution
with pdf f(x, θ) = 1 3θ 4 x 3 e −x/θ , where 0 < x < ∞ and 0
< θ < ∞. Find the maximum likelihood estimator of ˆθ.

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.

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