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 Showing results 1 to 25 of 300 Search took 0.29 seconds. Search: Posts Made By: Gandalf
 Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math Yesterday, 07:58 AM Replies: 83 Views: 13,837 Posted By Gandalf You would multiply by the benefit amount. You would multiply by the benefit amount.
 Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-15-2019, 01:18 PM Replies: 83 Views: 13,837 Posted By Gandalf I don't see why your approach gives you i=.0229. ... I don't see why your approach gives you i=.0229. Can you post your calculations?
 Forum: Financial Mathematics 09-14-2019, 08:47 PM Replies: 5 Views: 213 Posted By Gandalf Neither, you are both interpreting the payment... Neither, you are both interpreting the payment stream differently from the Finan's intent. He means (10 equal annual installments of principal, thus 1000 each) (plus interest on the unpaid balance...
 Forum: Financial Mathematics 09-12-2019, 08:09 AM Replies: 2 Views: 179 Posted By Gandalf Yes, you could No, because it is repaid... Yes, you could No, because it is repaid with level installments the interest portion goes down every year. So you would need to calculate interest on the remaining balance at the start of year...
 09-12-2019, 08:01 AM Replies: 7 Views: 2,175 Posted By Gandalf Search is your friend. You can search for... Search is your friend. You can search for numbers, too (at least 3 digits). The more specific the better. You could find this posts, and several others addressing it, by searching for 119.5 (the...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 09-10-2019, 01:20 AM Replies: 557 Views: 13,278 Posted By Gandalf My chosen adjective would not be funny, but I... My chosen adjective would not be funny, but I didn't even think you had a kid, so to me it's strange or unusual or something along those lines.
 09-10-2019, 12:53 AM Replies: 3 Views: 173 Posted By Gandalf There are 2 claims. The first could be 1, the... There are 2 claims. The first could be 1, the second 2. Or the first could be 2, the second 1. If you do it your way, and calculate f^{(2)}(x) for all x, and add them up, you'll see that you get...
 Forum: Probability 09-09-2019, 10:48 AM Replies: 3 Views: 262 Posted By Gandalf No, because (while repetition is allowed) you are... No, because (while repetition is allowed) you are given that exactly one of the digits is 1. You are considering cases where two of the digits are 1. (Also, the "3" should not be there if there...
 Forum: Financial Mathematics 09-06-2019, 08:46 AM Replies: 1 Views: 219 Posted By Gandalf Necessary? No. A good idea? Yes. You have... Necessary? No. A good idea? Yes. You have probably heard that you should learn from your mistakes.
 Forum: Probability 08-31-2019, 04:16 PM Replies: 1 Views: 223 Posted By Gandalf Bivariate just means involving two variables. ... Bivariate just means involving two variables. You'll almost certainly get at least one of those. If you mean specifically the bivariate normal distribution, I don't have any idea of the odds, but...
 Forum: General Insurance Track 08-28-2019, 09:28 AM Replies: 11 Views: 1,399 Posted By Gandalf Gresham's law could be relevant. Gresham's law could be relevant.
 Forum: General Insurance Track 08-28-2019, 09:26 AM Replies: 11 Views: 1,399 Posted By Gandalf If employers again become completely happy with... If employers again become completely happy with the CAS exam system, but they are willing to accept products of the SOA general insurance track, the SOA track could catch on.
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-25-2019, 07:07 PM Replies: 108 Views: 6,215 Posted By Gandalf I think I've won 3 games, one of which was only 8... I think I've won 3 games, one of which was only 8 questions. In addition, I think I cashed out once at 9 questions (for less than 10 cents) and once at 13 (for less than 15 cents). Amazingly, I...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-25-2019, 05:25 PM Replies: 108 Views: 6,215 Posted By Gandalf Yes, and works pretty well. There is still... Yes, and works pretty well. There is still usually one somewhat traditional challenge each day, with also Sports or Words some days. It's only "somewhat" traditional, because most of the...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-25-2019, 02:33 PM Replies: 108 Views: 6,215 Posted By Gandalf I've been doing the HQ practice problems quite... I've been doing the HQ practice problems quite often. I'm amazed how easy they are, but I've only gotten all 12 right once, and even then I think 3 of the questions were repeats of ones I had seen,...
 Forum: Financial Mathematics 08-22-2019, 11:51 PM Replies: 2 Views: 357 Posted By Gandalf He is right, though I think the wording (while... He is right, though I think the wording (while accurate) is not best and hope you would see clearer wording on an SOA question. But you might not. Had he said "an interest rate of 6%, compounded...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 07:07 PM Replies: 52 Views: 1,384 Posted By Gandalf I was, but so many contradictory theories in this... I was, but so many contradictory theories in this thread http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/showthread.php?t=342696
 Forum: General Actuarial 08-21-2019, 03:50 PM Replies: 7 Views: 662 Posted By Gandalf Are you asked to use the term "company value"? ... Are you asked to use the term "company value"? If so, isn't their guidance in the readings? If not, why do you want to use it?
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 02:20 PM Replies: 52 Views: 1,384 Posted By Gandalf How do these brands do in the washing machine? ... How do these brands do in the washing machine? Asking for a friend.
 Forum: Financial Mathematics 08-21-2019, 11:29 AM Replies: 2 Views: 311 Posted By Gandalf You should define your symbols. I don't think Rt... You should define your symbols. I don't think Rt is a standard symbol (you wouldn't see it on the exam, unless defined). For that matter, neither is Pt, though that must be the principal balance at...
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-21-2019, 10:49 AM Replies: 324 Poll: Underwear hygiene Views: 7,847 Posted By Gandalf His dishwasher may be hotter than your clothes... His dishwasher may be hotter than your clothes washer and dryer.
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-20-2019, 07:53 AM Replies: 324 Poll: Underwear hygiene Views: 7,847 Posted By Gandalf What obvious reasons? Instructions don't say to... What obvious reasons? Instructions don't say to avoid them if there are any traces of fecal material remaining.
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-19-2019, 02:33 PM Replies: 2,195 Views: 172,882 Posted By Gandalf How do you "unfollow" someone? And... How do you "unfollow" someone? And "unfriending" means go to your friends list and uncheck them?
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-19-2019, 02:16 PM Replies: 324 Poll: Underwear hygiene Views: 7,847 Posted By Gandalf Yes If you don't wash your underwear, there's... Yes If you don't wash your underwear, there's not much benefit to changing it daily.
 Forum: Non-Actuarial Topics 08-19-2019, 02:13 PM Replies: 28 Views: 1,116 Posted By Gandalf I wouldn't use the phrase unless I thought over... I wouldn't use the phrase unless I thought over 90%. If I heard it from someone else, I wouldn't feel certain they believed more than 80%. If I heard it from Trump, I would just assume he's lying,...
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