# Math Help - Obtain the maximum likelihoob estimate of the average arrival rate

1. ## Obtain the maximum likelihoob estimate of the average arrival rate

It is assumed that the arrival of the number of calls X per hour follows Poisson distribution with parameter $\lambda$. A random sample $X_1 \; = \; x_1$ , $X_2 \; = \; x_2$ , ... $X_n \; = \; x_n$ is taken . Obtain the maximum likelihood estimate of the average arrival rate.

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It is assumed that the arrival of the number of calls X per hour follows Poisson distribution with parameter $\lambda$. A random sample $X_1 \; = \; x_1$ , $X_2 \; = \; x_2$ , ... $X_n \; = \; x_n$ is taken . Obtain the maximum likelihood estimate of the average arrival rate.
Can you construct the likelihood function?