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#1
10-23-2009, 12:19 PM
 Staky41 Member CAS Join Date: Jul 2009 College: Drake University Alumni Posts: 147
Question

How do you find the probability that two lives die simultaneously when there is no common shock?
#2
10-23-2009, 12:32 PM
 JMI Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Studying for FAP Posts: 459

im pretty sure its 0
#3
10-23-2009, 12:38 PM
 Staky41 Member CAS Join Date: Jul 2009 College: Drake University Alumni Posts: 147
Spring 2009 Exam

There was a question on the exam last sitting refering to this...
#4
10-23-2009, 12:45 PM
 scotth Member Join Date: Jul 2008 Location: Palace in Nigeria Studying for A JOB! Posts: 1,000

If their deaths are a continuous function, then yes the answer would be zero. If we create a hypothetical problem with multiple lives and multiple decrements, and one of those decrements (which affects both lives) happens all at time=t, then yes there is a probability that both die at time=t
#5
10-23-2009, 12:57 PM
 JMI Member Join Date: Jan 2009 Studying for FAP Posts: 459

Quote:
 Originally Posted by Staky41 There was a question on the exam last sitting refering to this...
#6
10-23-2009, 01:04 PM
 mjm002 Member Join Date: Aug 2008 Posts: 31

I think I remember a few details about this question. I think it was Continuous Axy and it said something about how both died simultaneously in the absence of common shock. I could be wrong on some of this. Does anyone out there remember any more about this question from last sitting?
#7
10-23-2009, 02:55 PM
 fongstein Member Join Date: May 2009 Location: London Favorite beer: Chimay Posts: 83

Quote:
 Originally Posted by mjm002 I think I remember a few details about this question. I think it was Continuous Axy and it said something about how both died simultaneously in the absence of common shock. I could be wrong on some of this. Does anyone out there remember any more about this question from last sitting?
By definition if there is no common shock shouldn't the probability have to be 0?
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#8
10-23-2009, 09:32 PM
 MGN Member Join Date: Jan 2008 Posts: 1,391

Quote:
 Originally Posted by fongstein By definition if there is no common shock shouldn't the probability have to be 0?
That's my reaction too. I took the spring MLC and don't remember this question.

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