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Old 05-26-2014, 08:37 PM
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Well, that was demoralizing.

5/24/14 ASM 1 - 23/35
5/26/14 ASM 2 - 18/35
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Going to update this post as I go to keep thing a bit more organized. No guessing on problems I don't know.

TIA #1: 8/35

Mahler #1: 7/20
Took this a couple days after TIA#1... Felt A LOT better. Still struggling with formulas, and got tired near the end and didn't attempt the last 4 problems.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:48 AM
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Took this a couple days after TIA#1... Felt A LOT better. Still struggling with formulas, and got tired near the end and didn't attempt the last 4 problems.
I got an 8/20. I was actually pretty upset about it. I realized that there's a lot more studying to be done.
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:03 AM
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I got an 8/20. I was actually pretty upset about it. I realized that there's a lot more studying to be done.
I went back and did the last 4 problems and got 3/4, so I kind of got 10/20... but yes, still lots of work to be done.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:04 AM
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14 out of 20 for me on Mahler #2 - but one of the problems I didn't attempt was because I'm not familiar with the notation Mahler uses (it was a mortality table question - but I think I get it now).

One thing I don't like at all (and maybe you guys can help me) but I hate not being able to see both the question and solution at the same time. For example when I'm going over the solutions at the end, I'd like to be able to see the question as well so I can see where his numbers came from. I don't always remember the exact wording of the question. Does anyone know how to open up two copies using Adobe Digital Editions?
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:07 AM
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14 out of 20 for me on Mahler #2 - but one of the problems I didn't attempt was because I'm not familiar with the notation Mahler uses (it was a mortality table question - but I think I get it now).

One thing I don't like at all (and maybe you guys can help me) but I hate not being able to see both the question and solution at the same time. For example when I'm going over the solutions at the end, I'd like to be able to see the question as well so I can see where his numbers came from. I don't always remember the exact wording of the question. Does anyone know how to open up two copies using Adobe Digital Editions?
I printed the whole thing
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I printed the whole thing
Ha - I suppose that's an option.
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Old 05-29-2014, 12:46 PM
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Ha - I suppose that's an option.
I like paper copies anyway. I already stare at a computer far too often...
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Just in case the SOA goes with something other than Times New Roman, I'm practicing taking exams in different fonts. If they were to switch to something like Arial or Calibri, it could change the way I interpret some of the questions.
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Old 05-30-2014, 09:10 AM
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12 out of 20 on Mahler #3 - but two were the dumbest mistakes ever. I did both problems right, but I forgot for discrete normal approximation, you need to either add or subtract 0.5 and for linear confidence interval, you don't treat it as a lognormal confidence interval (I've done too many of these problems so just assumed that's what it wanted). As for the other 6...we need some more work.
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