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#1
04-29-2002, 02:10 PM
 Gordo Member Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: The green room Posts: 94
Course 4: Sample Exam #8 and #9

#8: What is going on in the solution.
#9: Why isn't the DOF = 5-2-1 = 2

Thanks for the input.
G
#2
04-30-2002, 02:53 PM
 phdmom Member SOA AAA Join Date: Nov 2001 Posts: 293

I had the same question about #9. The solution in the Actex manual doesn't address the degrees of freedom. But since there are 5 groups and 2 estimated parameters, df should be 5-1-2, which isn't one of the choices.

What about #8 don't you like?
#3
04-30-2002, 02:54 PM
 IOWA ACTUARY Member Join Date: Apr 2002 Posts: 67

#9 According to Mahler's, Since the Pareto was not fit to the data set (a different data set). DF = 5-1

#8 Check out the book appendix for this. I still don't understand it totally.
#4
04-30-2002, 03:08 PM
 phdmom Member SOA AAA Join Date: Nov 2001 Posts: 293

#9 Ohhh...tricky.
#5
04-30-2002, 04:16 PM
 Gordo Member Join Date: Sep 2001 Location: The green room Posts: 94

#9 is a cheap shot.
Thanks.

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