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Have you found any MLEs before? Is this for a class?

So "lambda*exp(-lambda*x)" is the same thing as "lambda*e^(-lambda*x)".

By the way, the exponential distribution is a distribution for a continuous variable, like the time between two random events.

The exponential distribution is related to the Poisson distribution. But the Poisson distribution is for a discrete variable, like number of events within a specified time period. So the Poisson variable could take values like 0, 1, 2, 3, 4,....