# Suppose X~Pois(A) and Y ~Pois(2A) are independent random variables. Consider a linear estimator of λ, that…

Suppose X~Pois(A) and Y ~Pois(2A) are independent random variables. Consider a linear estimator of λ, that is, λ = aX + bY. (a) Find an expression for the bias of λ, in terms of a and b, and determine a condition on the values of a and b, such that λ is unbiased. (b) Of all the values of a and b that make the estimator unbiased, find the values of oa and b that minimize the variance of the estimator.