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View Poll Results: Most difficult prelim
P 66 4.89%
FM 19 1.41%
MLC 356 26.39%
MFE 240 17.79%
C 624 46.26%
Course 42 44 3.26%
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:42 PM
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But I want to see the results. Course 42 is hardest in my opinion. Because it has the answers to everything!!! Whereas the rest only have answers to specific topics!
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someone said P? Seriously?
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someone said P? Seriously?
i was amazed at the P and the MFE votes. I mean really it has to be MLC or C right?

BTW for all you ancient folk, back when it was just exam M that was clearly the hardest right?
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M had simulation on it though, which were pretty much give aways.
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I thought it would be all M(LC) and C. Personally, I voted C because MLC all builds on itself, when you get to multi-decs/multiple lives, you don't forget Ax. With C, it is easy to forget parts of the manual.

(ironically, the only exam I have failed so far is FM)
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i was amazed at the P and the MFE votes. I mean really it has to be MLC or C right?

BTW for all you ancient folk, back when it was just exam M that was clearly the hardest right?
I would have to say it is a toss up between M and C. Now if we could include the old system, it would be course 2, hands down.
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Ya, FM + credits are nowhere near as much work as exam 2 was. Even exam 1 was a real exam.
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I would doubt that there's anyone out there who has had experience with all these exams in their current form. P (without calculus), FM (with the derivatives), MLC and MFE (Rather than M), CBT Testing...

My opinion so far (from studying for MFE and MLC) is that MFE is the tougher of the two. I haven't experienced C yet, though...and I hear it's a monster!

Conclusion: Apples and Oranges.
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M had simulation on it though, which were pretty much give aways.
Pretty sure every exam has "gimmes", time series on C was always a gimme iirc. The problem with M vs. C was that M very much build on itself whereas topics on C have loose association and can be easier to skip around on but harder because you had to keep in mind all the different topics

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