At a local national park,42 deers were spotted and tagged one day. One week later, 41 were spotted and of those 5 had been tagged the week before. Predict deer population.
At a local national park,42 deers were spotted and tagged one day. One week later, 41 were spotted and of those 5 had been tagged the week before. Predict deer population.
The maximum likelihood estimate boils down to equating the proportions of tagged deer. Let x be the size of the population. Then: