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**sebjory** Hey,

just started an undergrad Stats course and im having trouble understanding the Method of Moments theorem... Ive looked everywhere and whilst there are definitions on wikipedia etc, I find them tough to completely comprehend.

Any insight would be massively appreciated. Also, if anyone knows a decent statistics website that explains these things i would be grateful.

Anyway here is the question:

"Let X1 , . . . , Xn be a random sample from a Geom (θ) distribution, where θ is a single unknown

parameter. State the value of E(X ; θ) and hence find the method of moments estimator of the

unknown parameter θ."

Now i know that E( X;theta) is 1/theta but i dont know where to go from there....