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**ANDS!** Anyone have a pointer to some literature (online) of this. Having a bully of a time trying to come to some understanding here of what is going on. In particular were looking at likelihood functions and (according to instructor), to determine the pdf of an MLE, we set the derivative of the likelihood function equal to 0 and solve for the MLE - a result that makes no sense to me.

Just curious if anyone has an example of the derivation of a distribution for some MLE, as the book we are using is pretty sparse in this regards and has no examples of such an exercise.