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10-27-2017, 10:52 PM
 ElectroSpecter Member SOA Join Date: Nov 2011 College: Going to school for axe throwing Favorite beer: Blue Point No Apologies Double IPA Posts: 182

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 Originally Posted by mel.fel i dont know, i got an answer so... unless its a total red herring. i remembr i was missing something for awhile and it took me a few minutes to figure it out. ibut once i fixedthat i got an answer i dont know how you guys remember your answers though lmao.. or the questions.
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10-27-2017, 10:54 PM
 mel.fel Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2017 Posts: 284

i cant remember A,B,C,D,E but if you give me a specific question and answers i might beable to remember what i put. atlest for the next 24 hours.
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#23
10-27-2017, 10:54 PM
 cixelsidmaikool Member SOA Join Date: Mar 2016 College: Providence College Posts: 37

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 Originally Posted by Demo99 Yes it was. The derivative would have been just what's inside the integral at time t.
Yeah, I remember I saw that one and initially freaked out. but when you take the derivative of the integral, its just whats left inside @ t=10.5.

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10-27-2017, 10:54 PM
 hunkal Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2015 Posts: 35

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 Originally Posted by Demo99 There were 1000 lives, and it was asking for the probability or percentile of something, don't recall. Answer choices were 14% to 16%

I don't remember which number that was, maybe 4? I used binomial with p being probability of sick or healthy at beginning year 3 and n is 1000. I got 1- phi of 1.101 which is .1335 but the closest answer was 13.6% so not sure if I did something wrong
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10-27-2017, 10:57 PM
 hunkal Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2015 Posts: 35

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 Originally Posted by cixelsidmaikool I got 19 on the first run through; doesn't guarantee that I got it right, just that I didn't guess. The only two that aren't looking good for me are the two toss-ups, 13 (cash flow) and 17 (UL). I guessed on 13 but initially felt pretty good on 17, but now I'm questioning whether I made a mistake there.
What was 13 again?
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10-27-2017, 10:58 PM
 mel.fel Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2017 Posts: 284

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 Originally Posted by hunkal I don't remember which number that was, maybe 4? I used binomial with p being probability of sick or healthy at beginning year 3 and n is 1000. I got 1- phi of 1.101 which is .1335 but the closest answer was 13.6% so not sure if I did something wrong
i did prob of being sick at the beg of year 3 (so two time periods) then 1000*prob and variance is 1000*(1-prob)*prob and then did the normal approx.
it wasn't four because i struggled with four.. and i remember totally guessing that.
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10-27-2017, 10:58 PM
 ngxxx081 Member SOA Join Date: Nov 2008 Posts: 113

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 Originally Posted by mel.fel i dont know, i got an answer so... unless its a total red herring. i remembr i was missing something for awhile and it took me a few minutes to figure it out. ibut once i fixedthat i got an answer i dont know how you guys remember your answers though lmao.. or the questions.
Most calculators have memory functions with variables A-E, so toward the end if you have time some candidates might just code in a strings of letters (ie ABECDBE...) and just recall that without needing to remember what the question was since the SOA will release the exams later.
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10-27-2017, 10:58 PM
 mel.fel Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2017 Posts: 284

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 Originally Posted by ngxxx081 Most calculators have memory functions with variables A-E, so toward the end if you have time some candidates might just code in a strings of letters (ie ABECDBE...) and just recall that without needing to remember what the question was since the SOA will release the exams later.
lmao right. i didn't have time
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#29
10-27-2017, 11:00 PM
 hunkal Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2015 Posts: 35

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 Originally Posted by mel.fel i did prob of being sick at the beg of year 3 (so two time periods) then 1000*prob and variance is 1000*(1-prob)*prob and then did the normal approx. it wasn't four because i struggled with four.. and i remember totally guessing that.
Didn't it ask for sick or healthy at time 3? Ugh maybe that's where I went wrong because my answer wasn't quite on there
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10-27-2017, 11:01 PM
 mel.fel Member SOA Join Date: Feb 2017 Posts: 284

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 Originally Posted by hunkal Didn't it ask for sick or healthy at time 3? Ugh maybe that's where I went wrong because my answer wasn't quite on there
yeah oops, sick or healthy
so i did 1-p(dead). since it seemed easier
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