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3. A random variable X has probability density function f(x) (a-1)2-α for x > 1. (a) For independent observations In show that the log-likelihood is given by, (b) Hence derive an expression for the maximum likelihood estimate for α. (c) Suppose we observe data such that n 6 and Σ61 log(xi) 12. Show that the associated maximum likelihood estimate for α is given by α = 1.5.

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