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#31
08-01-2008, 07:33 PM
 R. Andy Howington Join Date: Jun 2008 Location: Little Rock, Ark. Studying for FM/2 Posts: 21

Well I never got around to typing out a Discrete Table...If you like this one for continuous distros and want a matching one for discrete, PM me or respond and I'll make one and put it on here. Although I am sure these tables and posted and reposted on here. Make your own! It will help solidify it in your memory!

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#32
11-20-2008, 12:08 PM
 gelev Join Date: Feb 2008 Posts: 2
Exam P Notes: Formula summary

Here are the notes I created when I studied for Exam P. I absolutely over studied for that exam so I feel this notes are fairly complete. They include only formulas, no distribution tables.

Good Luck.
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#33
11-24-2008, 01:00 PM
 blackdog29 Member SOA Join Date: Oct 2008 Location: New England Studying for Nothing Finally! Posts: 671
Exam P formula sheet

Here is the formula sheet I used to study for exam P. It doesn't include the formulas for each specific distribution (I built a spreadsheet for those) but it does include many of the other formulas one needs to know. Enjoy.

Jay
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#34
01-16-2009, 08:15 AM
 ssarabiaq Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 6
Probability Course

Hi,
The link for the notes I used to study for exam P1:
http://syssci.atu.edu/math/faculty/f...shall/book.pdf
I found them very useful. (You have a link there with the answers to the unsolved problems).
#35
01-30-2009, 09:32 PM
 efh0888 Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Posts: 49

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Actuarialsuck Is it proper to say that $f(x) \, = \, Pr(X = x) \, = \, \frac{1}{\theta} e^{-\frac{x}{\theta}}$ ? (just picking on the exponential dist.) Certainly true for discrete dist. but as far as cont. ones go, Pr(X = x) = 0. Also your formula in the Key Review Formulas for (a+b+c)^2 is incorrect, it is certainly not a + b + c + 2ab + 2bc + 2ac The sum of n consecutive integers is not $\frac{n(n-1)}{2}$, it is $\frac{n(n+1)}{2}$
I guess technically Pr(X = x) = 0 is correct since the integral of any f(x) from a to a is 0. However, it is not proper to write a continuous distribution in such a way. That is why the integer correction must be used when using the normal to approximate a binomial.
#36
03-17-2009, 02:31 AM
 law.actuary Join Date: Nov 2008 Studying for FM/2 Posts: 1

I just wanted to thank everyone who posted their notes here. They were crucial in helping me pass Exam P last week!
#37
03-17-2009, 05:11 AM
 Actuarialsuck Member Join Date: Sep 2007 Posts: 6,119

Quote:
 Originally Posted by efh0888 I guess technically Pr(X = x) = 0 is correct since the integral of any f(x) from a to a is 0. However, it is not proper to write a continuous distribution in such a way. That is why the integer correction must be used when using the normal to approximate a binomial.
The point was that it was written incorrectly as it was since P(X = x) = 0 for any cont. dist. Why are you bringing in continuity correction into what I said...
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#38
03-17-2009, 08:46 PM
 meng_gang Join Date: Mar 2009 Studying for MFE College: UC Berkeley '09 Posts: 12

Thanks for your helpful notes. A special thanks to aminesky's distribution summary and blackdog29's notes as they were especially helpful.
#39
05-06-2009, 10:31 AM
 ukmactuarialstudent0809 CAS SOA Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: Malaysia Studying for Exam FM College: National University of Malaysia Favorite beer: Dutch lady Milk Posts: 25
My Exam P note (4 pages only)

This is my Exam P note, only 4 pages, but enough to pass Exam P!
Not so good... you are allowed to edit and make your own.
The source of this 4-pages note is SOA 140 and AO.
However, please give me a feedback
I hope that it will help you pass Exam P too!

Source: you can go to my Associated Content page. Thank you.
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#40
05-08-2009, 04:56 PM
 unique Member CAS Join Date: Mar 2009 Location: New Yersey Studying for ACAS Posts: 238

how do i print it out it when i went to associated website it only printed as picture and very small.
thanks

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