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Old 02-20-2018, 12:11 PM
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8a was my favorite. Good luck not making one mistake with that string of numbers as you typed it into the calculator during the stress free setting of exam day. I remember struggling with that one because I thought that's what it was asking but then I thought that there had to be an easier way. Nope.

I also love the questions where it said the candidates didn't understand the question (15b). That's an issue with the question writers, not the candidates. But they failed more of us than they passed so they did their job...
I agree that the calculator typing is pretty ridiculous. I even tried to dig back in my memory during the exam to FM formulas to find a shortcut!

You probably did this, but in case you didn't (for future sittings), I found it helpful to calculate the first term, write that down, then continually apply * 1.055 / 1.04 (or whatever deviation occurs), then write down, rinse, repeat. This way, you save your progress, and type in a simple addition problem at the end.
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I agree that the calculator typing is pretty ridiculous. I even tried to dig back in my memory during the exam to FM formulas to find a shortcut!

You probably did this, but in case you didn't (for future sittings), I found it helpful to calculate the first term, write that down, then continually apply * 1.055 / 1.04 (or whatever deviation occurs), then write down, rinse, repeat. This way, you save your progress, and type in a simple addition problem at the end.
this sounds familiar. I think I saved that 1.055/1.04 factor ->x on the TI30 and just kept calling it. I recall setting up some large tables on the answer sheet trying to keep track of everything.
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