# Estimation-Estimation Methods (ISS Statistics Paper II (Old Subjective Pattern)): Questions 1 - 6 of 6

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## Question number: 1

» Estimation » Estimation Methods » Methods of Moments

Appeared in Year: 2014

### Describe in Detail

For the Pareto distribution with pdf

Show that method of moments fails if 0 < λ < 1. State the method of moments estimator when λ > 1. Is it consistent? Justify your answer.

### Explanation

Let X _{1 }, X _{2 }, …, X _{n } be a simple random sample of Pareto random variables with density

The mean and variance are respectively

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## Question number: 2

» Estimation » Estimation Methods » Methods of Moments

Appeared in Year: 2014

### Describe in Detail

X _{1}, X _{2}, …, X _{n} be a random sample from U (0, θ). Obtain the moment estimator of θ. Also find its variance.

### Explanation

Let X _{1}, X _{2}, …, X _{n} be a random sample from U (0, θ). We known that

The estimating equation is

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## Question number: 3

» Estimation » Estimation Methods » Maximum Likelihood

Appeared in Year: 2014

### Describe in Detail

X _{1 }, X _{2 }, …, X _{n } are i. i. d. random variables from N (θ, 1) where θ is an integer. Obtain MLE of θ.

### Explanation

X _{1 }, X _{2 }, …, X _{n } are i. i. d. random variables from N (θ, 1). The density function of X is

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## Question number: 4

» Estimation » Estimation Methods » Maximum Likelihood

Appeared in Year: 2014

### Describe in Detail

x_{1 }, x _{2 }, …, x _{n } be a random sample from the following distribution

### Explanation

Let x _{1 }, x _{2 }, …, x _{n } be a random sample from f (x, α) and let L (α| x) denote the likelihood function. Then

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## Question number: 5

» Estimation » Estimation Methods » Maximum Likelihood

Appeared in Year: 2014

### Describe in Detail

Let X be exponentially distributed with parameter θ. Obtain MLE of θ based on a sample of size n, from the above distribution.

### Explanation

Let X be exponentially distributed with parameter θ.

The likelihood function is

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## Question number: 6

» Estimation » Estimation Methods » Methods of Moments

Appeared in Year: 2015

### Describe in Detail

The observations

3.9, 2.4, 1.8, 3.5, 2.4, 2.7, 2.5, 2.1, 3.0, 3.6, 3.6, 1.8, 2.0, 4.0, 1.5

are a random sample from a rectangular population with pdf

Estimate the parameters by the method of moments.

### Explanation

Let X _{1}, X _{2}, …, X _{n} be a random sample from a rectangular population. We known that

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