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Krieger
January 3rd 2006, 03:01 AM
I encountered this problem:

"Calculate the probability that a life age 36 who has been insured for two years will live to age 40."

The solution says to calculate 4_p_[36]+2. Shouldn't this be 4_p_[34]+2 because if you've BEEN insured for two years and you're now 36, then your selection age is [34].

Thanks

bati9366
January 6th 2006, 02:18 AM
I encountered this problem:

"Calculate the probability that a life age 36 who has been insured for two years will live to age 40."

The solution says to calculate 4_p_[36]+2. Shouldn't this be 4_p_[34]+2 because if you've BEEN insured for two years and you're now 36, then your selection age is [34].

Thanks
:)
You miss understand the question
"a life age 36" means that the life insured in the age 36, it is age 38 now . he or she will survive to age 40 . The solution should be 2_p[36]+2,not the 4_p_[36]+2

Ken
January 6th 2006, 02:48 AM
I would read this as someone selected at age 34 who is now age 36 so 4_p_[34]+2 like you thought.