TP#18_f08 - CE 3102 Fall 2008 Thought Problem 18 Left...

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CE 3102 Fall 2008 Thought Problem 18 Left Turns (Again) A traffic engineer wants to know the fraction of vehicles making a left turn from an intersection’s westbound approach. During an afternoon peak hour the engineer counts a total of 215 vehicle’s arriving at this approach, and of these 55 turned left. (a) Compute the method of moments (MOM) estimate of p? (b) Is this a good estimate? (c) How accurate is this estimate? (d) Compute the maximum likelihood estimate of p.
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