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Forum: Statistics 05-29-2018, 08:09 AM
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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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 04-16-2018, 01:37 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 03-21-2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 73,059
Posted By Outsanity
Fair chance for Lognormal & Normal, especially...

Fair chance for Lognormal & Normal, especially TVar is also used for simulation.
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 03-17-2018, 09:18 AM
Replies: 437
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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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-13-2018, 06:33 PM
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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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-13-2018, 06:25 PM
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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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-13-2018, 03:08 PM
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Views: 73,059
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-13-2018, 02:11 PM
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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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-10-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-09-2018, 08:10 PM
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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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-09-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-08-2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-07-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-07-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-06-2018, 07:24 PM
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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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-06-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-05-2018, 08:00 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
Posted By Outsanity
What're everyone's plans in the final countdown?

What're everyone's plans in the final countdown?
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-05-2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-04-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-04-2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
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...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-03-2018, 06:55 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
Posted By Outsanity
You're welcome! Going through the listed problems...

You're welcome! Going through the listed problems helped me out a lot as well.

I'm going through SOA 307 myself. Anyone has insights on...
#267* (the algebra feels like a killer)
#295 #303...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-02-2018, 08:08 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
Posted By Outsanity
#299 - It's mentioned around chapter 63 of ASM....

#299 - It's mentioned around chapter 63 of ASM. You have lambdaK, which for poisson is just lambda. Then you have Time Between Claims=(-ln(1-u))/lambdaK.

#300 - If you draw it out, you'll see...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-02-2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
Posted By Outsanity
Not bad! Good thing about Mahler is that for...

Not bad!
Good thing about Mahler is that for most of the problems you don't get, you kinda know right away that you're not going to get it, so it's easy to skip.

30/35 on ADAPT level 6,...
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-01-2018, 08:57 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
Posted By Outsanity
Just picking random questions and solving them

Just picking random questions and solving them
Forum: Exam 4/C - Construction and Evaluation of Actuarial Models 02-01-2018, 09:45 AM
Replies: 521
Views: 94,935
Posted By Outsanity
Share if you think Mahler #16 is an absolute...

Share if you think Mahler #16 is an absolute killer once you take it? xD Your scores are very similar to mine! I do do the non-parametric stuff, but only recently learned how to simplify certain...
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