how to calculate the MLEs of the 5 parameters of a bivariate normal population, the parameters being ?

while trying to solve for , i got the following equation

is this correct? how can i solve for from here?

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- November 26th 2010, 11:16 PMSambitMLE of bivariate normal
how to calculate the MLEs of the 5 parameters of a bivariate normal population, the parameters being ?

while trying to solve for , i got the following equation

is this correct? how can i solve for from here? - November 26th 2010, 11:55 PMmatheagle
you need to take the partial derivative wrt to all 5 parameters

It's smart to take the logarithm of the joint density first - November 27th 2010, 05:14 AMSambit
I took the logarithm and differentiate partially wrt and got that

- November 27th 2010, 08:11 AMmatheagle
you need to solve all five together, the MLE of should be

and those for the population variances should be the sample variances with n in the denomiator.