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Okay, let's try again. That part's straightforward, right? It means, you don't have to memorize the formulas in the table because they "are supplied."
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Section B sentence one lists all (a, b, 0) distributions by name, then item 5 says that you have to be apply to apply zerotruncated and zeromodified versions to applications, so (a, b, 1) distributions are thus also explicitly stated on the syllabus.
For frailty models, all of Chapter 5, which is where they are discussed in the text, is listed. The wording doesn't explicitly mention them, but the relevant part of the syllabus (A.4) hasn't changed the wording since at least 2013 and there are sample questions in the SOA 305 that use some of the concepts of frailty models. 
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I understand that the tables are supplied for the exam, however i would like to know if the distributions on appendix A and B also are supplied or some of them? i know that for repetition i will memorize the common formulas but which ones actually i have to know? only the common ones?

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Not quite true. Some things in the textbook tables have been edited out to produce the tables provided on the exam. I used to think that that was a hint that the SoA might want you to memorize or be able to derive the things that were deleted, but that has not proved to be the case.
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Yes. Thanks for the clarification, Jim. I skipped the word "excerpts" for some reason.
Nevertheless, I hope by now they've understood that these tables are supplied when they take the exam. 
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