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Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 08-16-2018, 09:38 AM
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Posted By MathDoctorG
The key underlying idea here is that when you...

The key underlying idea here is that when you condition a uniform distribution to land in some subinterval of the original range of values, the result is still uniform. So, once you say that both...
Forum: CAS Exam S 06-21-2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,812
Posted By MathDoctorG
Yes, some will be added for the new lessons. ...

Yes, some will be added for the new lessons. Right now the counts are 850 for the problem system, another 400 or so in the sample exams and 250 or so more worked out in the lessons.
Forum: CAS Exam S 06-18-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 86
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Posted By MathDoctorG
It sounds like you may already be aware of this,...

It sounds like you may already be aware of this, as a previous TIA user, but just in case, the MAS-I TIA course has around 1500 problems - most already have a video solution. Also, I answer...
Forum: CAS Exam S 05-15-2018, 10:15 AM
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Posted By MathDoctorG
TIA MAS-I video and written solutions posted

I've finished working the exam, and I have the video solutions as well as the handwritten solutions pdf posted. Go to the MAS-I Lessons page (http://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/lessons/35), then go to...
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 05-15-2018, 09:41 AM
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Views: 809
Posted By MathDoctorG
TIA MLC Spring 2018 Written solutions posted

Sorry about the delay, everybody, we werenít expecting the exam to come out until Friday. Anyway, here you go!

TIA MLC Seminar (http://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/lessons/10)

Go to the sample...
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 05-14-2018, 10:55 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 108,799
Posted By MathDoctorG
Sorry about the delay, everybody, we weren’t...

Sorry about the delay, everybody, we weren’t expecting the exam to come out until Friday. Anyway, here you go!

TIA MLC Seminar (http://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/lessons/10)

Go to the sample...
Forum: CAS Exam S 05-14-2018, 11:18 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
This is correct. Also, I will be very...

This is correct.

Also, I will be very surprised if the pass mark were to be above 60.5.
Forum: CAS Exam S 05-11-2018, 11:21 PM
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Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
I would expect it to be in a range similar to...

I would expect it to be in a range similar to what weíve seen on exam S.

Beyond that, I havenít the foggiest. I thought Fall Ď17 was a bit easier than Spring Ď17, but the pass mark for Fall was...
Forum: CAS Exam S 05-10-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
I just posted the last video to the website, so...

I just posted the last video to the website, so within a few minutes, they should all be available. As always, please tell me when you find errors.

I did make the handwritten solutions pdf...
Forum: CAS Exam S 05-09-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
Hey folks! I've finished working through the...

Hey folks!

I've finished working through the exam, and I have the first 15 video solutions posted. Go to the MAS-I Lessons page (http://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/lessons/35), then go to the...
Forum: CAS Exam S 05-07-2018, 08:06 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
Iím planning to work on it as soon as it comes...

Iím planning to work on it as soon as it comes out. My guess is sometimes tomorrow, and then it usually takes me a day or so.
Forum: MFE 05-06-2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 30,423
Posted By MathDoctorG
James wrote this app for iOS a few years ago...

James wrote this app for iOS a few years ago which is intended to mock up the results that you get from the Prometric calculator.

FREE TIA Normal Calculator iOS app...
Forum: CAS Exam S 05-06-2018, 01:26 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
If I am recalling correctly, what happened was...

If I am recalling correctly, what happened was that the original draft S syllabus said 40 questions, and when the final version came out, that number had been removed. The exam then proceeded to...
Forum: CAS Exam S 05-04-2018, 09:38 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
The only case where this comes up (that we need...

The only case where this comes up (that we need to worry with) is testing the Poisson distribution against the negative binomial. It happens because the Poisson is a boundary case of the negative...
Forum: General 04-26-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,289
Posted By MathDoctorG
At this point I canít tell you much more than...

At this point I canít tell you much more than that I would like for us to have a course to help people prepare specifically for the PA exam. We are all still waiting for the SOA to complete its...
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 04-25-2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,017
Posted By MathDoctorG
TIA LTAM Course now available.

As those of you that have TIA exam MLC access have perhaps noticed, the TIA LTAM course (http://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/exams/45) is now available!

Even though the content for LTAM is...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 04-25-2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 392
Posted By MathDoctorG
TIA STAM Course is now available!

As those of you that have TIA exam C access have probably already noticed, the TIA STAM course (http://www.theinfiniteactuary.com/exams/43) is now available!

Even though the content for STAM is...
Forum: CAS Exam S 04-21-2018, 10:29 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
It says "One quarter of the point value of the...

It says "One quarter of the point value of the question will be subtracted ...". Traditionally, each question has been worth 2 points, leading to a 0.5 point penalty.
Forum: Exam 3/MLC - Actuarial Models 04-19-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 560
Views: 108,799
Posted By MathDoctorG
The timing of this, which to me seems like an...

The timing of this, which to me seems like an update to the rules, is frustrating.

James talked to the SOA about this specifically several years ago, and this is the first time that we've ever...
Forum: CAS Exam S 04-04-2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
Yes, S was the same length, and similarly, they...

Yes, S was the same length, and similarly, they never really said how many problems it would have, and the answer was always 45.

My guess is MAS-I will still have around 45. I actually think...
Forum: CAS Exam S 04-04-2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
That is not correct. This is not a CBT exam, the...

That is not correct. This is not a CBT exam, the exams have typically been released, and there are no pilot questions.

The Exam S pass marks are here:
...
Forum: CAS Exam S 04-03-2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
Not precisely. This week I'm working on the last...

Not precisely. This week I'm working on the last three review lessons, so I'm hoping to get the first sample exam out next week. Usually, the way these go is the first one or two take longer than...
Forum: CAS Exam S 04-02-2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
Sorry, folks, but as incredibly pleased as I am...

Sorry, folks, but as incredibly pleased as I am to hear that you like these lessons, keeping copies is not part of the license.

However, we do have a separate R skills course that will be...
Forum: CAS Exam S 03-16-2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 634
Views: 100,683
Posted By MathDoctorG
Well, not quite nothing - you can be asked about...

Well, not quite nothing - you can be asked about R output specifically in the time series material, according to the syllabus. But they havenít really done that, and thereís plenty else to ask...
Forum: General 03-16-2018, 08:41 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 40,244
Posted By MathDoctorG
I apologize if I've given you the wrong idea...

I apologize if I've given you the wrong idea here.

I think it is likely that TIA will have something to help with PA at some point. Until the SOA releases the rest of the information about...
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