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#21
05-02-2017, 12:36 PM
 Bama Gambler James Washer / Notes Contributor SOA Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: B'ham, AL Posts: 17,203

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 Originally Posted by Triple Z I also feel that he didn't cover nExx sufficiently. That said, he was great for giving intuition. I can come up with recursive formulas in my sleep for just about anything.
nExx isn't a symbol used in the textbook.

I think it is pretty clear what the formula would be. nExx is the present value of \$1 paid in n-years if both lives aged x are still alive. Thus

${}_nE_{xx} = v^n \cdot {}_np_{xx}$

very similar to

${}_nE_x = v^n \cdot {}_np_x$

Which is the same connection that I made over and over again when we switched to multiple lives. For example (there are lots more):

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#22
05-02-2017, 12:39 PM
 Bama Gambler James Washer / Notes Contributor SOA Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: B'ham, AL Posts: 17,203

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 Originally Posted by ScarletGrey08 Sorry to hear that about TIA. To give credit where it's due, the ADAPT WA got me pretty comfortable with percentiles. From Annuities Question 1: (b) (3 points) Calculate Pr(Y2 > 100,000). (c) (3 points) Calculate the median of Y2. From Annuities Question 2: (b) (2 points) Calculate Pr (Y < 1.8). (c) (2 points) These annuities are sold to 1000 independent individuals, one annuity to each individual. Using the normal approximation, calculate the probability that the present value of payments on the portfolio is less than 1800. Very glad I did those now.
I cover how to work these problems in great detail in the TIA seminar. I also work numerous examples exactly like these problems.
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#23
05-02-2017, 03:46 PM
 Torene Member SOA Join Date: Jan 2017 Posts: 73

Personally, I felt that percentiles were covered adequately in the TIA seminar. I flagged and watched the percentile premiums section several times, since I knew it was one of my weaker points. It didn't help me that much on the exam, since I blanked on it, but I feel like this was more on me not doing enough problems.
#24
05-04-2017, 01:58 PM
 Bama Gambler James Washer / Notes Contributor SOA Join Date: Jan 2002 Location: B'ham, AL Posts: 17,203

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 Originally Posted by nepomucenoj1 I think James explicitly says the SOA mostly asks questions that are solvable via a normal approximation and not to worry about directly solving them if you don't have time.
I believe I said that about percentile premiums, not percentiles in general.
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#25
05-06-2017, 12:44 AM
 ronaldy27 Member CAS Join Date: Jan 2012 Location: The South Studying for the credential Posts: 2,943

Hi guys im in on this mlc in fall.
I took a little break but im back at it to finish this.

Any changes to the mlc syllabus since a couole years ago?
I know they added the written portion.

Whats the oldest asm mlc manual can I use without missing out?

I have the 14th edition.
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#26
05-06-2017, 07:29 AM
 Clem Koi Member CAS SOA Join Date: Sep 2013 Posts: 767

TIA is the shiz!! I just blanked on the percentiles.
#27
05-12-2017, 12:34 PM
 cpolek1 Member SOA Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 586

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 Originally Posted by ronaldy27 Hi guys im in on this mlc in fall. I took a little break but im back at it to finish this. Any changes to the mlc syllabus since a couole years ago? I know they added the written portion. Whats the oldest asm mlc manual can I use without missing out? I have the 14th edition.
See http://aceyourexams.net/Information.php
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#28
05-15-2017, 11:40 PM
 ricardoming7 CAS SOA Join Date: Jun 2015 Location: Mexico City College: Faculty of Sciences UNAM Posts: 21

Not so sure if I should do C or MLC in October sitting, but I'll join anyway (at least for the first few posts).
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#29
05-16-2017, 11:05 AM
 LOLAND Member SOA Join Date: Sep 2016 Posts: 106

C wasn't any trouble but I am deathly worried about MLC. I am glad I did C first.
#30
05-17-2017, 08:30 PM
 SirActSci Member CAS SOA Non-Actuary Join Date: Dec 2015 Posts: 71

Starting MLC today! Hoping for the best. lets go guys
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