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In this article, we introduce a new three-parameter lifetime model called the Burr X exponentiated Weibull model. The major justification for the practicality of the new lifetime model is based on the wider use of the exponentiated Weibull and Weibull models. We are motivated to propose this new lifetime model because it exhibits increasing, decreasing, bathtub, J shaped and constant hazard rates. The new lifetime model can be viewed as a mixture of the exponentiated Weibull distribution. It can also be viewed as a suitable model for fitting the right skewed, symmetric, left skewed and unimodal data. We provide a comprehensive account of some of its statistical properties. Some useful characterization results are presented. The maximum likelihood method is used to estimate the model parameters. We prove empirically the importance and flexibility of the new model in modeling two types of lifetime data. The proposed model is a better fit than the Poisson Topp Leone-Weibull, the Marshall Olkin extended-Weibull, gamma-Weibull , Kumaraswamy-Weibull , Weibull-Fréchet, beta-Weibull, transmuted modified-Weibull, Kumaraswamy transmuted- Weibull, modified beta-Weibull, Mcdonald-Weibull and transmuted exponentiated generalized-Weibull models so it is a good alternative to these models in modeling aircraft windshield data as well as the new lifetime model is much better than the Weibull-Weibull, odd Weibull-Weibull, Weibull Log-Weibull, the gamma exponentiated-exponential and exponential exponential-geometric models so it is a good alternative to these models in modeling the survival times of Guinea pigs. We hope that the new distribution will attract wider applications in reliability, engineering and other areas of research.
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