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Forum: Careers - Employment 02-13-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,825
Posted By Academic Actuary
Out of curiosity, have you had any mathematics...

Out of curiosity, have you had any mathematics other than the required courses for business majors. If not, I would say forget it.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-01-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Academic Actuary
What I am saying is assume you have an urn with...

What I am saying is assume you have an urn with different coins with the probability of heads on the coins varying according to a beta distribution. You draw 20 different coins with replacement and...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-01-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Academic Actuary
If the q's were drawn independently for each X,...

If the q's were drawn independently for each X, why wouldn't the X's be mutually independent?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-31-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Academic Actuary
I don't think that works here as the X's are...

I don't think that works here as the X's are conditionally independent given q.

It would work if each X had its own q drawn from the uniform.
Forum: General Actuarial 01-30-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 390
Posted By Academic Actuary
Assuming a 50% margin, accumulate the 20,000 at...

Assuming a 50% margin, accumulate the 20,000 at 7% and subtract the borrowed $10,000 with accumulated interest. So you need the rate paid on the loan.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-27-2019, 06:47 PM
Replies: 298
Views: 8,952
Posted By Academic Actuary
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_heater ...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Block_heater

There is an entire country north of those states where people survive the winter.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-27-2019, 01:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 245
Posted By Academic Actuary
A random driver could be in any one of 4 classes,...

A random driver could be in any one of 4 classes, so there are 4 conditional means, not two.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 01-26-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,042
Posted By Academic Actuary
I looked at the sample solution and I didn't see...

I looked at the sample solution and I didn't see the statement that it's proportional to lambda to the 335th. It states it's a gamma with parameter 335. It does however have an exponent of 105...
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 01-04-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 489
Posted By Academic Actuary
Looks like prices in Canada where they eliminated...

Looks like prices in Canada where they eliminated the penny.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 12-02-2018, 02:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 625
Posted By Academic Actuary
You can always use the cash flow work sheet and...

You can always use the cash flow work sheet and the NPV function.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 11-10-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Academic Actuary
Looks good.

Looks good.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 11-10-2018, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By Academic Actuary
For one thing your second term needs a 5 year...

For one thing your second term needs a 5 year deferral factor. As mortality is constant over the ten year period the five year term NSPs will be the same per dollar of coverage,
Calculate the...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 11-05-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,200
Posted By Academic Actuary
I like to avoid putting the calculator in bgn...

I like to avoid putting the calculator in bgn mode. After time 8 going forward the payments are level and you can use your PV function.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 11-04-2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5,278
Views: 509,150
Posted By Academic Actuary
Should have had an armed guard on the bus or at...

Should have had an armed guard on the bus or at least the driver should have been armed.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 11-04-2018, 01:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Academic Actuary
There is a general formula that applies to all...

There is a general formula that applies to all annuities where the payments are an arithmetic sequence. P is the amount of the first payment and Q is the difference in successive payments. With...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 11-04-2018, 01:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Academic Actuary
Here's some advice. Just learn the P,Q formulas....

Here's some advice. Just learn the P,Q formulas. You don't need the specific formulas for increasing and decreasing annuities. I would just learn the present value formula for the P,Q annuity and...
Forum: Financial Mathematics 11-04-2018, 01:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 743
Posted By Academic Actuary
The first deposit wasn't 100.

The first deposit wasn't 100.
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-30-2018, 08:07 PM
Replies: 717
Views: 73,415
Posted By Academic Actuary
https://youtu.be/Lin-a2lTelg?t=2 Strong...

https://youtu.be/Lin-a2lTelg?t=2

Strong disagreement with the last two. For both Cohen and Dylan the originals convey so much more emotion than covers.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 10-30-2018, 12:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By Academic Actuary
I don't know what you mean by what is the...

I don't know what you mean by what is the difference. One equation relates to a single payment and the other relates to all of the payments.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 10-29-2018, 11:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 672
Posted By Academic Actuary
You have two unknowns so you need two equations.

You have two unknowns so you need two equations.
Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 10-25-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 696
Posted By Academic Actuary
You need a mortality assumption. Does it say...

You need a mortality assumption. Does it say anything about UDD?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-20-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 1,133
Views: 70,461
Posted By Academic Actuary
When you convert to lump sum and subtract taxes...

When you convert to lump sum and subtract taxes winner will be left with 500-600 million assuming there is a single winner. Still a negative expected value bet.
Forum: Financial Mathematics 10-17-2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,911
Posted By Academic Actuary
If it takes five or six attempts to pass each of...

If it takes five or six attempts to pass each of the first two exams, why would you want to continue with this process that only gets more difficult?
Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 10-16-2018, 01:54 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,115
Posted By Academic Actuary
https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/SHLD/sea...

https://www.macrotrends.net/stocks/charts/SHLD/sears-holdings/stock-price-history

How did it ever have a 300% increase in 2004?
Forum: Financial Mathematics 10-10-2018, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Academic Actuary
If you have semi-annual payments, there would...

If you have semi-annual payments, there would generally be a separate spot rate for each half year quoted on a nominal annual basis. The payment six months from now would have a discount factor (1 +...
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