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I typed up these tables to help me memorize the discrete distributions. I started each study session by filling in everything I could remember, then reviewing the things I didn't remember. I did the same with the continuous distributions, but I can't find the file

I found that knowing all the distributions like the back of my hand was somewhat helpful during the exam, but not nearly as helpful as having done tons of problems.
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I typed up these tables to help me memorize the discrete distributions. I started each study session by filling in everything I could remember, then reviewing the things I didn't remember. I did the same with the continuous distributions, but I can't find the file

I found that knowing all the distributions like the back of my hand was somewhat helpful during the exam, but not nearly as helpful as having done tons of problems.
Good sharing!!! I found it a bit difficult too. I try to understand its concept and the formula. Hope to pass the exam on January!!
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Coaching Actuaries just authored a brand new study manual for exam P/1, and we put together this review of the prerequisite math you should know as you begin preparing for exam P/1:
http://www.coachingactuaries.com/res...erequisite.pdf

In the past, we used to get a lot of emails from new exam candidates who are rusty on their math skills (especially career-changers) and who were looking for a review of the calculus and math needed for P/1. Hopefully this will be a useful review for those who need it.
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I typed up these tables to help me memorize the discrete distributions. I started each study session by filling in everything I could remember, then reviewing the things I didn't remember. I did the same with the continuous distributions, but I can't find the file

I found that knowing all the distributions like the back of my hand was somewhat helpful during the exam, but not nearly as helpful as having done tons of problems.
This is so helpful. Thank you so much!
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In the formula for Variance of Uniform you have a mistake, the term you are subtracting should be I believe. Also, at least for me, where it says it's coming out weird, is that supposed to be ?
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In the formula for Variance of Uniform you have a mistake, the term you are subtracting should be I believe. Also, at least for me, where it says it's coming out weird, is that supposed to be ?
I agree with both of these comments. Also, I don't find it useful to have a formula for the variance of random variable that is uniformly selected from an arbitrary set of n elements, but I can see it being useful to have a formula for the variance of a discrete uniform[1,n] random variable. (I don't actually know what that variance is off the top of my head, so I obviously don't find it that useful, but I do find it useful to know that the variance of a uniform[0,1] random variable is 1/12.)
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In general the variance of U[a,b] is I think.
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