Find a) the method of moments estimate of theta, b) the m.l.e of theta, and c) the
asymptotic variance of the mle, for the following distributions: I. X1,X2,.,Xn is an iid
sample from a Rayleigh distribution with parameter theta > 0, f(x|theta) =
SOLUTIONS: 4.1 Probability Distributions and 4.2 Binomial Distributions
1. The following table contains a probability distribution for a random variable X.
a. Find the expected value (mean) of X.
Lecture 4 : The Binomial Distribution
October 25, 2004
In Lecture 3 we saw that we need to study probability so that we can calculate the
chance that our sample leads us to the wrong conclusion about the population.
The Binomial Distribution
A. It would be very tedious if, every time we had a slightly different problem, we had to determine the probability distributions from scratch. Luckily, there are enough similarities between certain types, or families, of experim
Probability and Statistics (Fall 2011)
Problem 1.3.3: A coin is tossed until H is reached. Let the probability set function P assign
to the space C =fT 0 H; T 1 H; T 2 H; : : :g to the values P (T n H) = ( 2 )n+1 for each
Homework # 3
October 23, 2005
Exercise 1 If the moment generating function of a random variable X is 1 + 2 et , nd Pr (X = 2 or 3)
Proof. (1 p + pet ) = y n py (1 p)ny , hence n = 5, p = 2/3
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