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Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 11-04-2014, 02:13 PM
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New ASM Exam C Manual for Spring 2015?

I heard there will be a new one for Spring of 2015. Any word on when it can be ordered?
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-30-2014, 11:57 PM
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f(x) and F(x) conceptual properties in Maximum Likelihood

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone knows the conceptual properties of f(x) and F(x) when it comes to the maximum likelihood. By "conceptual properties", I am referring to properties similar to how the...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-30-2014, 11:49 PM
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Inverse Weibull

Is there a shortcut for the maximum likelihood of an inverse weibull? Or can someone walk me through how I would solve for it relative to the Weibull maximum likelihood?
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-30-2014, 11:46 PM
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Goodness of Fit

If you're given 5 distributions with the corresponding loglikelihood and the number of parameters, how would you determine which distribution is the best fit? The number of data is not given.
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Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 01-20-2014, 05:53 PM
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Posted By xaznstylegrlx
ASM 14th ed Example 31H

I don't quite understand the solution for this example.

Question: Claim counts follow a geometric distribution. You are given the following data for 261 policyholders:

number for claims are:...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-08-2013, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,675
Posted By xaznstylegrlx
the usual conjugate pairs did not appear for me....

the usual conjugate pairs did not appear for me. most of mine required integration. half of my questions had information that was a page long and it wasnt because of charts. the chart questions were...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-08-2013, 08:07 PM
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Posted By xaznstylegrlx
I was starting to feel bad for him, but I feel...

I was starting to feel bad for him, but I feel fine now.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-08-2013, 08:01 PM
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yea, adapt was spot on for mfe. but it seems like...

yea, adapt was spot on for mfe. but it seems like the exam c questions have changed. even my friend said her test was straightforward 2 yrs ago.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-08-2013, 07:51 PM
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Posted By xaznstylegrlx
think outside of the box.

think outside of the box.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-07-2013, 09:58 PM
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by "a little bit of luck", i didn't mean it like...

by "a little bit of luck", i didn't mean it like it's very little luck. i just like to say it that way. makes things catchy.:viola:
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-07-2013, 09:53 PM
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i believe it's personality, exams, and a little...

i believe it's personality, exams, and a little bit of luck.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-07-2013, 09:37 PM
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so happy i passed mlc already

so happy i passed mlc already
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-07-2013, 08:03 PM
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mine was definitely not a five. I took plenty of...

mine was definitely not a five. I took plenty of level 4-5 and the actual exam was twisted and required more integrating than I had anticipated.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-07-2013, 07:18 PM
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i lucked out. i got an internship position right...

i lucked out. i got an internship position right out of college and became full time afterwards. no exam requirement for interns. I didn't have my official pass of P until I already had the...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-07-2013, 05:24 PM
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taking 2 weeks off to move and then studying...

taking 2 weeks off to move and then studying again.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-07-2013, 05:23 PM
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failed. it definitely did not feel like a level 5...

failed. it definitely did not feel like a level 5 adapt exam. More like a level 7. I guess I'm moving to the February thread.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-07-2013, 10:04 AM
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the big day... in 2 hours

the big day... in 2 hours
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-06-2013, 08:36 PM
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my test center has also let me in early before. ...

my test center has also let me in early before. I get sleepy around 3pm so I'm going to show up early. Hopefully, I'll be done before 3pm.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-06-2013, 08:11 PM
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Posted By xaznstylegrlx
i think i vaguely remember this for MLE's: ...

i think i vaguely remember this for MLE's:

Var(xbar) = (1/n)* Var(x)
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-06-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By xaznstylegrlx
I actually thought about the same thing before,...

I actually thought about the same thing before, but the Variance for the MLE of an exponential distribution really is (xbar^2)/n. It's on page 597 of the ASM manual (14th edition lesson 32.1).

As...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-06-2013, 07:32 PM
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it's not loading for me either

it's not loading for me either
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-06-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,675
Posted By xaznstylegrlx
So far, those who have taken the actual thing are...

So far, those who have taken the actual thing are saying ADAPT level 5-7. I guess I should take a level 6 ADAPT.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-06-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By xaznstylegrlx
I guess that is good news. It means I've been...

I guess that is good news. It means I've been taking harder level exams than I thought?
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-06-2013, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By xaznstylegrlx
ADAPT Exam Level?

I selected a level 5 custom exam on ADAPT, but it gave me level 4.43. I tried again and it gave me 4.77. Is that what a level 5 means? (It's somewhere between 4-5.)

I would think level 5 exam...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 10-06-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By xaznstylegrlx
From my notes, I have that for exponential...

From my notes, I have that for exponential distribution, with no censored or truncated data, the method of moments = the maximum likelihood function. So the mean (theta) is equal to the avg of the...
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