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Forum: Long-Term Actuarial Math 09-17-2019, 07:58 AM
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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: 13,936
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: 217
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: 186
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...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-12-2019, 08:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,179
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: 570
Views: 14,224
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.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 09-10-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 176
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: 269
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: 222
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: 229
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: 1,410
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: 1,410
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: 6,218
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: 6,218
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: 6,218
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: 362
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: 1,388
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: 668
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: 1,388
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: 316
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
Views: 7,872
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
Views: 7,872
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: 2,196
Views: 172,976
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
Views: 7,872
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: 1,117
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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