# HW2Sol - Homework 2 solution 1 a E b E 4 5 X1 X3 = = so...

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Unformatted text preview: Homework 2 solution 1. a) E b) E 4 5 X1 +X3 = + = , so it's unbiased. 2 2 ++ X1 +X3 +Xn = 3 = , so it's unbiased. 3 X1 +X3 +3X2 -X4 = ++3- = 4 , so it's biased 5 5 5 - 1 . 5 c) E with bias equal to -= d) E (3X1 - 2X3 ) = 3 - 2 = , so it's unbiased. e) E X1 - X2 + Xn/2 - Xn-1 + Xn = - + - + = , so it's unbiased. 2 2 2 X1 +X3 = + = 2 . Since it's unbiased, M SE X1 +X3 = 2 4 2 2 V X1 +X3 = 2 . 2 2 2 2 2 b) V X1 +X3 +Xn = +9 + = 3 . Since it's unbiased, M SE X1 +X3 +Xn = 3 3 X1 +X3 +Xn 2 + 2 + 2 2 V = = 3. 3 9 2 2 2 2 2 X1 +X3 +3X2 -X4 c) V = + +9 + = 12 . So the mean square error is 5 25 25 2 2 2 M SE( X1 +X3 +3X2 -X4 ) = 12 + = 13 . 5 25 25 25 d) V (3X1 - 2X3 ) = 9 2 +4 2 = 13 2 . Since it's unbiased, M SE (3X1 - 2X3 ) = V (3X1 - 2X3 ) = 13 2 . e) V X1 - X2 + Xn/2 - Xn-1 + Xn = 5 2 . So M SE X1 - X2 + Xn/2 - Xn-1 2 2. a) V + Xn = 5 as well. We see that the estimator from 1(b) has the smallest MSE. 3. The likelihood function is L() = So ln L() = -n + i=1 e-n n i=1 n n i=1 xi xi ! . n xi ln - i=1 ln xi !. Taking a derivative of the latter and equating it to zero, we obtain -n + n i=1 xi = 0, 1 ^ which solves to = n n xi , which is simply the sample mean. The latter i=1 is not surprising since, for Poisson random variable X, E(X) = . 1 4. The corresponding probability density function is if x < a 1 f (x) = b-a , if a x b . 0, if x > b Thus the likelihood function takes the form L(a, b) = 0, 1 , (b-a)n 0, if a mini xi and b maxi xi . otherwise So, in order to maximize L(a, b), we have to make a as large as possible and b as small as possible, without letting L(a, b) become zero. This means that a = mini xi and ^ = maxi xi . ^ b 2 ...
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## This homework help was uploaded on 02/26/2008 for the course IE 121 taught by Professor Perevalov during the Spring '08 term at Lehigh University .

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