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Earlier today your signature line did not have a "Degree" line. In its place was a "Major" line that said "mathematics".
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Math has always been my weakest subject. I had difficulties passing Algebra I, Algebra II and Trigonometry.
I passed my Trig class with tons of extra credit. No way I would major in math in college. 
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I used CA to prepare for my exams too, but I cannot believe you got 0s a couple times with TIA which are more expensive and more preferred by many people. Even more strangely, you got passed LTAM with switching to CA on one attempt only. You probably did not study enough when you had TIA but you spent more time on CA that made you to pass LTAM. People have failed exams using both products and other products before, but I think that's because they do not adapt to those products or have not spent enough time diving deeply in these materials. 
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I think basic algebra (Understanding what a variable is and solving for unknowns), basic calculus (Memorizing derivatives and integrals of simple functions) and slightly below average IQ are enough to pass exams. 
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ASM certainly works if you have a lot time to read and do most of problems. I do not have that much time to do that many old questions. If you do not have much study time, CA manual will be the most costly and timely effective way to use for LTAM study and pair that with ADAPT for additional practices. 
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Excuse me?
Look at my SAT Math score. My SAT scores were so low I had to attend community college. I never even took calculus. My formal math education went up to Trigonometry. And yet, look where I'm at. I never struggled with a single Actuarial Exam and passed all of them with scores of 8+. I just disproved the myth that actuaries are good at math. 
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In order to take the first exam P, professors would require students to complete at least one semester of upper level mathematical statistics (for juniors and seniors) at minimum. Basic algebra and basic calculus are for high school students. I do not think that's sufficient for any actuarial exam. At least you cannot pass STAM or C with just basic stuff. 
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