# maximum likelihood estimate

• Apr 26th 2010, 07:36 PM
lavender87
maximum likelihood estimate
Suppose X is a single observation from normal (μ,1). find 95% confidence interval for μ?
(use maximum likelihood estimate)
• Apr 26th 2010, 10:50 PM
matheagle
you can plug into the usual formula with n=1 and X=sample mean
or solve for moo....

$.95=P(-1.96
and you need not make it symmetric, but that's all that people are doing these days...

(X-1.96,X+1.96) is the answer in that case.