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Forum: Exam 1/P - Probability Today, 08:41 AM
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Posted By Gandalf
expected monthly benefit = 50 means expected...

expected monthly benefit = 50 means expected monthly benefit they will get, taking into account the benefit limit, = 50

The policy pays a monthly benefit of 50 times the maximum of X and Y. That...
Forum: Exam 1/P - Probability Today, 08:31 AM
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Posted By Gandalf
You need to be more specific about what you don't...

You need to be more specific about what you don't understand by saying what you do understand or what conclusions you are drawing from the given information.

"Two sides of the square (of side 1)...
Forum: Exam 1/P - Probability Yesterday, 07:40 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
Since the density is 1 for y=x to y=x+1, the mean...

Since the density is 1 for y=x to y=x+1, the mean is

\int_x^{x+1}yf(y|x)dy=\int_x^{x+1}y(1)dy

and the second moment is

\int_x^{x+1}y^2f(y|x)dy=\int_x^{x+1}y^2(1)dy

(That's the...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics Yesterday, 05:59 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
I hope Mr NA's recovery is going well (without...

I hope Mr NA's recovery is going well (without suggesting that it should affect the answer)

Can't go wrong with beef wellington as long as it is served with bearnaise sauce. I had Indian for...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-13-2018, 10:20 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
SSH: Why did you end a statement with a question...

SSH: Why did you end a statement with a question mark?
Forum: Make a Suggestion or Report a Problem Here 07-12-2018, 02:19 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
Fact check: TIMA is right. You will see that...

Fact check: TIMA is right. You will see that (that claim) in the thread. OTOH, if TIMA meant that a reader of the thread will then accept that claim, TIMA is wrong wrt many potential readers.
Forum: Exam 1/P - Probability 07-11-2018, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
Tell me what summation you think you might want...

Tell me what summation you think you might want to use, and Iíll tell you why it wasnít. With Excel available, I could do it by brute force, but the SOA way works better.
Forum: MFE 07-10-2018, 10:54 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
Have you contacted the SOA? That would be the...

Have you contacted the SOA? That would be the normal first step (or second step, with first step being complaining about it at the exam site.)
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-10-2018, 11:45 AM
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Posted By Gandalf
Started opened this thread:...

Started opened this thread: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=333596

Starting it was far dumber than just opening it, but I didn't start it. Even opening...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-09-2018, 10:41 AM
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Posted By Gandalf
I don't know how recent that was, but saying you...

I don't know how recent that was, but saying you snorkel without knowing how the term is used on the AO might qualify as a dumb move. And that was only 3 days ago. (NTTAWW snorkeling, or saying on...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-08-2018, 10:51 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
Per this site...

Per this site (https://www.tripsavvy.com/americans-need-passport-to-visit-canada-1481664)
Forum: Careers - Employment 07-08-2018, 09:44 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 10,900
Posted By Gandalf
Do you have proof that this is happening? What...

Do you have proof that this is happening? What companies will bring a new actuary (say under 10 years of experience) in at a higher salary then the majority of their existing staff at the same grade?...
Forum: General 07-08-2018, 09:38 AM
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Views: 2,722
Posted By Gandalf
Not sufficient, but relevant to the PA exam.

Not sufficient, but relevant to the PA exam.
Forum: Exam 5 (new) - Ratemaking/Reserving 07-05-2018, 01:15 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
A little higher, but not much higher. ...

A little higher, but not much higher. Performances on the two tries, barring the unusual problems the first time, would have been pretty highly correlated. Most candidates would have geared their...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 07-05-2018, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
:tup: :clap: Iíll forego the toast emoticon.

:tup: :clap: Iíll forego the toast emoticon.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-25-2018, 09:51 AM
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Posted By Gandalf
:clap: :toast:

:clap: :toast:
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-24-2018, 05:02 PM
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Posted By Gandalf
Almost always, yes

Almost always, yes
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-23-2018, 08:47 AM
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Views: 1,361
Posted By Gandalf
I donīt know how much of the material you have...

I donīt know how much of the material you have covered. By far the most common type of multi-step simulation, I suspect, would be first simulate the number of claims, then simulate the magnitude of...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-22-2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,917
Posted By Gandalf
Letís hope that she doesnít read the AO and...

Letís hope that she doesnít read the AO and recognize herself and you.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-20-2018, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Gandalf
The published tables give you the survival...

The published tables give you the survival function S or cumulative distribution function F for x>=theta, I forget which. Below that, you need the (universal) definition of a survival function: S(x)...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-20-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Gandalf
Ln(0) is irrelevant. The solution throughout is...

Ln(0) is irrelevant. The solution throughout is integrating the survival function. The survival function is a constant 1 below 1000, so thatís what you are integrating there.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 06-20-2018, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 350
Posted By Gandalf
The survival function is a constant 1 on that...

The survival function is a constant 1 on that interval. the integral of 1 on an integral is equal to the length of the interval. It is not a difficult integration.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-20-2018, 10:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,044
Posted By Gandalf
Possibly. You are posting on an actuarial board....

Possibly. You are posting on an actuarial board. You should be able to see how much various combinations of contributions, asset returns (before fees) and 12-b1 fees accumulates to. You should...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-20-2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,044
Posted By Gandalf
That article really adds nothing to what I said. ...

That article really adds nothing to what I said. The only remotely new info is that there are 401Ks that offer back-end load funds. I said that was possible, though I had not heard of them. The...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 06-19-2018, 09:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,044
Posted By Gandalf
You need to find out your employers 401k plan for...

You need to find out your employers 401k plan for yourself. And telling us you ďheardĒ from unspecified sources without identifying the source is :crazy:

I think there is absolutely 0 chance...
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