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Forum: Statistics 05-29-2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 171
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Posted By Outsanity
Hi, I recently started this course and I'm...

Hi,

I recently started this course and I'm wondering how difficult it is to schedule the final? I know the syllabus says to schedule 2 weeks in advance, but would you actually be able to take the...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 04-16-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
Mahler boosted me from a 4 to a 7. I'm satisfied...

Mahler boosted me from a 4 to a 7. I'm satisfied :)
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 03-21-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 98,449
Posted By Outsanity
Fair chance for Lognormal & Normal, especially...

Fair chance for Lognormal & Normal, especially TVar is also used for simulation.
Forum: MAS-II 03-21-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,597
Posted By Outsanity
Fair chance for Lognormal & Normal, especially...

Fair chance for Lognormal & Normal, especially TVar is also used for simulation.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 03-17-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 98,449
Posted By Outsanity
I had 2, I think. They were long questions, but...

I had 2, I think. They were long questions, but fairly straightforward after simplification of equations.
Forum: MAS-II 03-17-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,597
Posted By Outsanity
I had 2, I think. They were long questions, but...

I had 2, I think. They were long questions, but fairly straightforward after simplification of equations.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 98,449
Posted By Outsanity
Yeah, spend 2 weeks with Mahler PEs. Not going to...

Yeah, spend 2 weeks with Mahler PEs. Not going to lie: it might be the worst two weeks of your entire study session, but I feel like nothing can prepare you more than Mahler's practice exams.
...
Forum: MAS-II 02-13-2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,597
Posted By Outsanity
Yeah, spend 2 weeks with Mahler PEs. Not going to...

Yeah, spend 2 weeks with Mahler PEs. Not going to lie: it might be the worst two weeks of your entire study session, but I feel like nothing can prepare you more than Mahler's practice exams.
...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
If your question has anything to do with...

If your question has anything to do with "constant hazard rate" (which is a sort MLC topic and stumped me on my first sitting), it's just referring to exact exposure. (SOA Sample 303 for reference)
Forum: MAS-II 02-13-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,597
Posted By Outsanity
The Mahler Practice Exams. 10 short 20 question...

The Mahler Practice Exams. 10 short 20 question ones and 9 full length ones. Something like that.

....his manual is also good, but 5k pages is a bit much imo. ASM gets the job done quicker.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 98,449
Posted By Outsanity
The Mahler Practice Exams. 10 short 20 question...

The Mahler Practice Exams. 10 short 20 question ones and 9 full length ones. Something like that.

....his manual is also good, but 5k pages is a bit much imo. ASM gets the job done quicker.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-13-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 98,449
Posted By Outsanity
I, too, shall drop by here to endorse Mahler....

I, too, shall drop by here to endorse Mahler. Wording-wise, Mahler questions are not similar to SOA questions, but Mahler really helps you deconstruct the questions so you know the pieces of the...
Forum: MAS-II 02-13-2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 494
Views: 93,597
Posted By Outsanity
I, too, shall drop by here to endorse Mahler....

I, too, shall drop by here to endorse Mahler. Wording-wise, Mahler questions are not similar to SOA questions, but Mahler really helps you deconstruct the questions so you know the pieces of the...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-10-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
Yeah, the variance of the exam is real. I didn't...

Yeah, the variance of the exam is real. I didn't see a single questions on topics I saw 7-8 questions on during my first sitting. But I had about 7-8 questions on the exact same formulas/principles...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-09-2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
I recommend all. The principles tested on the...

I recommend all. The principles tested on the real exam are scattered throughout.



Thanks!! I did do ADAPT, but it's hard to rate.
Computation-wise (I'm talking pure algebra or calculus), it...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
Passed! The exam felt pretty...

Passed!

The exam felt pretty straight-forward. The distribution of question was fair. I didn't see a single concept tested that wasn't mentioned/hinted at somewhere on the SOA307. There was a...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-08-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
#64 - I have everything set up correctly, but...

#64 - I have everything set up correctly, but somehow, I am not solving the last integral correctly. Can someone show how the last part is solved? From SOA solutions, it's the very last integral, ...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-07-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
Idk, but if you look at Sample Q 225, SOA gives...

Idk, but if you look at Sample Q 225, SOA gives the partial derivatives of u and sigma. You can apply those to Mahler 10 #11 and get to the right answer.

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General FYI - the lowercase phi(z)...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-07-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
Gamma(2) is 1, the y^2 cancels with the y on the...

Gamma(2) is 1, the y^2 cancels with the y on the bottom, so you're left with

INTEGRAL (1-e^-xy) (y/4)e^-(y/2)

Distribute and then separate them into two integrals. The first one simplifies to...
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-06-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
I did notice that a regular ADAPT LV 5-6 exam...

I did notice that a regular ADAPT LV 5-6 exam leads to about 4-6 pages of scrap work, but a ADAPT LV6 exam filtered SOA exclusive only needs about 3 pages.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-06-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
You can do it g(x)=(1/4)ke^-(x/4) if you want. In...

You can do it g(x)=(1/4)ke^-(x/4) if you want. In that case, 4c=ke^(x/4), and when you do the integral from 3 to infinity, the (1/4) disappears and you're left with 4c.
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-05-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
What're everyone's plans in the final countdown?

What're everyone's plans in the final countdown?
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-05-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
Or ADAPT, SOA exclusive. Haha, yeah....

Or ADAPT, SOA exclusive.



Haha, yeah. I'm reviewing SOA 307 and I sometimes do silly things and I'm just like really!?

Congrats on offer!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-04-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
@Adapt and Chill & @ngiletto Thanks, guys! ...

@Adapt and Chill & @ngiletto
Thanks, guys!

@ngiletto
Those are some AMAZING Mahler scores. Wish they were mine!
Forum: Short-Term Actuarial Math 02-04-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 102,377
Posted By Outsanity
Thank you for explaining! Oops! Sorry, I meant...

Thank you for explaining!
Oops! Sorry, I meant Question #267, not #279.

#303 - how did they calculate the "ef" in the Variance(Exact) formula? I thought the ef was just exposure and used 1,000...
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