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Old 02-28-2018, 06:24 PM
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oh my.... i have half of the stats VEE completed, but I can't get the time series component offered at my school in time by june. Maybe I should go ahead and find an online resource to finish the time series component.
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oh my.... i have half of the stats VEE completed, but I can't get the time series component offered at my school in time by june. Maybe I should go ahead and find an online resource to finish the time series component.
I would recommend Coaching Actuaries. very easy.

and I think you would have to apply for it with SOA before the transition, not just complete the requirements. not 100% sure on that, though. applying for the credit is only $50
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I would recommend Coaching Actuaries. very easy.

and I think you would have to apply for it with SOA before the transition, not just complete the requirements. not 100% sure on that, though. applying for the credit is only $50
only thing is that its 500 bucks. not willing to cough that up at the moment.
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Can anybody help me with a question from ASM Manual? I have 16th edition and in lesson 16 Exercise question 6 - in solution, when calculating E[(Yp)^2], 200^2 is multiplied by 2/3 and 400^2 is multiplied by 1/3 - how do we get to those probabilities? Thanks to anybody who can help me out!
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Pr(X>400)=0.3
Pr(X=600|X>400)=Pr(X=600)/Pr(X>400)=0.2/0.3=2/3
Pr(X=800|X>400)=Pr(X=800)/Pr(X>400)=0.1/0.3=1/3
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Pr(X>400)=0.3
Pr(X=600|X>400)=Pr(X=600)/Pr(X>400)=0.2/0.3=2/3
Pr(X=800|X>400)=Pr(X=800)/Pr(X>400)=0.1/0.3=1/3
Thank you for your help. I see where the numbers are coming from, but why are we using conditional probability? Thank you again for your help
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Hey Gang,

From what I've read, it looks like Mahler PEs and ADAPT are a good combination for this exam. However, I am struggling with what manual to use. My options are ASM, TIA, and Mahler! Any insight what folks are using would be greatly appreciated. I downloaded Mahler's Frequency Distribution from his site.

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TIA if you like videos. ASM if you like to read. Mahler if you REALLY like to read.
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Hey Gang,

From what I've read, it looks like Mahler PEs and ADAPT are a good combination for this exam. However, I am struggling with what manual to use. My options are ASM, TIA, and Mahler! Any insight what folks are using would be greatly appreciated. I downloaded Mahler's Frequency Distribution from his site.

Thanks
I'm probably the worst for this because I got everything you listed which costed mucho $$$$$. However I can say that was what works for me as I liked things from here and other things from there. Like slowMotion...I'd say do you need video because you can do ASM+CA videos.

My best advice is: CA videos + ASM + ADAPT. If you don't like video, there were benefits to hearing additional comments on topics and things but not necessary just very helpful. ADAPT in my honest opinion is the must have no matter what you do. I'll add that I would not be shocked nor surprised if I got my grade in April and it was a 10. Mahler was like slowMo said you best be ready for lots of reading but the material is mostly above exam caliber, so overboard a bit. Good for getting better once you learn it all. I'm not bragging. I'm serious that in the end the exam was simple from my perspective. I just happen to become that prepared mixing all the possible sources.
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Is there a way to get E[X^3] using the survival function?
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