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#1 2012-04-18 02:36:14

vinayak
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Can anyone help me regarding the solution?

Ecologists marked 60 fish in a little lake. A few days later a man caught 80 fish, of which five were marked. Estimate the number of fish in the lake.

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#2 2012-04-18 02:50:51

bobbym
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Re: Can anyone help me regarding the solution?

Hi;

You need to estimate the MLE. Use this formula to do so:

n = 960 so that is the population of the fish in the lake using the most likely probability or MLE( maximum likelihood estimator)


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#3 2012-04-18 03:06:54

vinayak
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Re: Can anyone help me regarding the solution?

Thanks for the information.

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#4 2012-04-18 03:08:40

bobbym
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Re: Can anyone help me regarding the solution?

Hi vinayak;

You are welcome and welcome to the forum!


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.

I agree with you regarding the satisfaction and importance of actually computing some numbers. I can't tell you how often I see time and money wasted because someone didn't bother to run the numbers.

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#5 2012-04-18 04:49:57

vinayak
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Re: Can anyone help me regarding the solution?

The value p is inversely proportional to q power 2.5. To what power of p is q proportional?

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#6 2012-04-18 05:20:46

bob bundy
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Re: Can anyone help me regarding the solution?

hi vinayak

And welcome from me too.

Your new question started here:

http://www.mathisfunforum.com/viewtopic … 82#p211682

Bob


You cannot teach a man anything;  you can only help him find it within himself..........Galileo Galilei

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