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July 28th 2005, 11:45 AM
Thank you Dr. Broverman for allowing us to post some of your sample problems. . Watch for further exam problems as he makes them available to us.

July 28th 2005, 11:47 AM
Please find the probelm at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/jul25c.pdf (http://www.sambroverman.com/jul25c.pdf)

Dr. Samuel Broverman, Ph D. ASA, of The University of Toronto - http://www.sambroverman.com (http://www.sambroverman.com/)

Sam Broverman
August 1st 2005, 11:02 AM
Please find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug1c.pdf

Dr. Samuel Broverman, Ph D. ASA, of The University of Toronto __________________
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Sam Broverman
August 7th 2005, 09:54 PM
Please find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug8c.pdf

Sam Broverman
August 14th 2005, 10:17 PM
Please find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug15c.pdf

Sam Broverman
August 21st 2005, 09:47 PM
Please find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug22c.pdf

Sam Broverman
August 29th 2005, 07:57 AM
You can find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug29c.pdf

Sam Broverman
September 5th 2005, 02:05 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/sep5c.pdf

.Godspeed.
September 5th 2005, 06:22 PM
You can find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/sep5c.pdf

Professor Broverman, should not the last term of the partial likelihood function be simply (e^beta)/(3+e^(beta))^3 as opposed to ((e^beta)^2)/(3+e^(beta))^3? Two who "die" are apart of the low risk population, the baseline group, and the other who "dies" is apart of the high risk population, so that's why I thought the term in question should not include the (e^beta)^2 term, but rather a (1^2) term.

Thank you for all of your questions posted thus far; these are really a great help.

Sam Broverman
September 6th 2005, 12:32 PM
.Godspeed, thank you for pointing that out. You are right.
I will post a corrected version shortly.

Sam Broverman
September 12th 2005, 10:08 PM
I am away from home for a few days and will
post the September 12 question on Wednesday, September 14.
I apologize for the delay.

.Godspeed.
September 13th 2005, 05:18 PM
Thank you for the heads-up.

Sam Broverman
September 15th 2005, 07:53 PM
You can find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/sep12c.pdf

Sam Broverman
September 19th 2005, 06:48 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/sep19c.pdf

Sam Broverman
September 25th 2005, 08:53 PM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/sep26c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 3rd 2005, 03:34 PM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/oct3c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 9th 2005, 10:13 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/oct10c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 16th 2005, 09:44 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/oct17c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 24th 2005, 08:15 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/oct24c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 30th 2005, 10:51 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/oct31c.pdf

.Godspeed.
November 3rd 2005, 01:35 AM
Professor Broverman, for Question 5, August 22, should not the answer for Question c, part (i) read [.143,.616] for the 95% CI. Judging by the numbers you have on the left hand side of the confidence interval, I get the numbers I posted.

.Godspeed.
November 3rd 2005, 01:56 AM
Also, for Question 12, October 10, why in the solution is Z multiplied by 8, and its complement by 10? Why isn't Z multiplied by 40, (1-Z) by 50? Am I missing something here?

And, for Question 14, October 24, you ask us to evaluate the first derivative at 3, yet in the solutions, you list the derivative evaluated at 2. Do you list only this value because the derivative at 3 (when we extrapolate) does in fact equal the derivative at 2?

Any help is appreciated. Thank you very much for all of your problems thus far, and I'm sure they will help come Monday.

Sam Broverman
November 3rd 2005, 10:13 AM
Godspeed,

Thanks for your comments. There were errors in
the three questions you mentioned.

I have just corrected the confidence interval for the August 22
question and will post the corrected version shortly.
The error in the October 10 question was pointed out
to me a couple of weeks ago and a corrected version with
40 and 50 replacing 8 and 10 has been posted.
Also, the October 24 question should have asked
for the derivative at 2 (not 3). That correction has
also been posted.

Thankas again, and good luck next week.

Sam Broverman

Sam Broverman
November 8th 2005, 09:10 AM
I will resume posting weekly questions in January.

Good luck on the exam.

Sam Broverman
December 6th 2005, 08:39 AM
You can find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/dec5c.pdf

Sam Broverman
December 12th 2005, 09:02 AM
You can find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/dec12c.pdf

Sam Broverman
December 18th 2005, 11:15 PM
You can find the problem at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/dec19c.pdf

Sam Broverman
December 26th 2005, 10:21 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/dec26c.pdf

The day after Christmas, the Feast of St. Stephen (when good
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and is celebrated in England, Australia and New Zealand, and other
Common wealth countries. The modern celebration of boxing day
involves frenzied shopping and the accumulation of boxes of
items from post-Christmas sales.

I hope you had a wonderful first night of Hannukah or Christmas day
(or however else you may celebrate this season).

Sam Broverman
January 2nd 2006, 08:01 PM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/jan2c.pdf

Best wishes for a healthy and happy new year.

This day in history, January 2, 1936.
Songwriter Roger Miller was born. His songs included King of the Road,
Dang Me, Chug-a-Lug and You Can't Roller Skate in a Buffalo Herd.
He won 11 Grammys in 1964-65. Roger Miller died Oct 25, 1992.
(With acknowledgement to the website "Those Were the Days").

.Godspeed.
January 6th 2006, 06:00 PM
. . . Thank you very much for all of your problems thus far, and I'm sure they will help come Monday [exam day].
It all worked out!

Again, thank you, Professor Broverman, for all of your questions, answers, and input you continually provide to us at this forum. You truly, truly helped.

Sam Broverman
January 7th 2006, 10:33 AM
Godspeed,

Thanks for the message, and congratulations on passing.
Good luck with CAS 3.

Sam Broverman
January 9th 2006, 09:44 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/jan9c.pdf

Sam Broverman
January 16th 2006, 10:29 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/jan16c.pdf

Sam Broverman
January 23rd 2006, 10:29 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/jan23c.pdf

Sam Broverman
January 30th 2006, 01:11 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/jan30c.pdf

Sam Broverman
February 6th 2006, 01:43 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/feb6c.pdf

Sam Broverman
February 13th 2006, 10:20 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/feb13c.pdf

The statement of the problem has been corrected
on April 18, 2006.

Sam Broverman
February 20th 2006, 09:47 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/feb20c.pdf

Sam Broverman
February 27th 2006, 03:47 PM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/feb27c.pdf

Sam Broverman
March 6th 2006, 05:43 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/mar6c.pdf

Sam Broverman
March 13th 2006, 02:22 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/mar13c.pdf

Sam Broverman
March 20th 2006, 02:34 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/mar20c.pdf

Sam Broverman
March 27th 2006, 09:00 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/mar27c.pdf

Sam Broverman
April 3rd 2006, 08:57 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/apr3c.pdf

Sam Broverman
April 10th 2006, 07:35 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/apr10c.pdf

Sam Broverman
April 17th 2006, 07:39 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/apr17c.pdf

Sam Broverman
April 24th 2006, 06:50 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/apr24c.pdf

Sam Broverman
May 1st 2006, 07:25 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/may1c.pdf

Sam Broverman
May 8th 2006, 07:35 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/may8c.pdf

Sam Broverman
May 15th 2006, 08:34 AM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/may15c.pdf

Good luck to all on the exam this week.
I will resume posting questions of the week in a month or so.

Sam Broverman
June 11th 2006, 11:40 PM
You can find the question at:
http://www.sambroverman.com/jun12c.pdf

21 years ago today Wayne Gretzky was awarded
the NHL Hart Trophy for most valuable player. It
was the 6th time he had received the trophy.
He went on to win the NHL MVP two more times.

I conduct a review seminar for Exam C. For information
please visit my website www.sambroverman.com .
I am also the author of the ACTEX Exam C study guide.
for information about the study guide.

Sam Broverman
June 18th 2006, 08:23 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/jun19c.pdf

Sam Broverman
June 26th 2006, 08:05 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/jun26c.pdf

Sam Broverman
July 2nd 2006, 10:29 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/jul3c.pdf

Sam Broverman
July 9th 2006, 10:08 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/jul10c.pdf

Sam Broverman
July 17th 2006, 07:58 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/jul17c.pdf

Sam Broverman
July 24th 2006, 09:34 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/jul24c.pdf

Sam Broverman
July 31st 2006, 08:12 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/jul31c.pdf

Sam Broverman
August 7th 2006, 02:18 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug7c.pdf

Sam Broverman
August 14th 2006, 07:58 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug14c.pdf

Sam Broverman
August 21st 2006, 08:24 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug21c.pdf

Sam Broverman
August 28th 2006, 07:21 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/aug28c.pdf

Sam Broverman
September 4th 2006, 08:30 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/sep4c.pdf

Sam Broverman
September 11th 2006, 12:29 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/sep11c.pdf

Sam Broverman
September 18th 2006, 09:44 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/sep18c.pdf

Sam Broverman
September 25th 2006, 07:47 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/sep25c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 2nd 2006, 08:49 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/oct2c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 8th 2006, 11:03 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/oct9c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 15th 2006, 07:05 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/oct16c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 22nd 2006, 10:38 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/oct23c.pdf

Sam Broverman
October 30th 2006, 12:48 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/oct30c.pdf

Sam Broverman
November 6th 2006, 02:46 PM
Good luck to all taking the exam.
I will resume posting weekly questions
sometime in December or early January.

Sam Broverman
January 14th 2007, 11:42 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jan15-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
January 22nd 2007, 01:14 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jan22-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
January 29th 2007, 01:27 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jan29-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
February 5th 2007, 06:01 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/feb5-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
February 12th 2007, 05:49 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/feb12-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
February 21st 2007, 01:49 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/feb19-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
February 26th 2007, 04:32 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/feb26-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 5th 2007, 10:31 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar5-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 12th 2007, 11:58 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar12-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 19th 2007, 01:21 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar19-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 26th 2007, 04:35 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar26-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 2nd 2007, 12:57 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr2-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 9th 2007, 09:36 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr9-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 16th 2007, 09:09 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr16-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 22nd 2007, 10:07 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr23-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 30th 2007, 09:54 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr30-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
May 7th 2007, 11:10 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/may7-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
May 14th 2007, 12:31 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/may14-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
May 21st 2007, 03:24 PM
I will resume posting weekly questions in a month or so.

Sam Broverman
July 16th 2007, 08:37 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jul16-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
July 23rd 2007, 03:26 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jul23-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
July 30th 2007, 08:24 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jul30-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
August 6th 2007, 05:26 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/aug6-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
August 13th 2007, 08:40 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/aug13-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
August 20th 2007, 08:56 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/aug20-07c.pdf .

A corrected solution has been posted Sept. 25, 2007.

Sam Broverman
August 27th 2007, 06:02 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/aug27-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
September 3rd 2007, 08:26 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/sep3-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
September 10th 2007, 07:04 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/sep10-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
September 17th 2007, 09:28 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/sep17-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
September 24th 2007, 08:34 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/sep24-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
October 1st 2007, 10:02 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/oct1-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
October 8th 2007, 06:07 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/oct8-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
October 16th 2007, 05:24 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/oct15-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
October 22nd 2007, 05:05 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/oct22-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
October 29th 2007, 05:20 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/oct29-07c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
November 5th 2007, 11:34 PM
I will resume posting question in the new year.

Sam Broverman
December 31st 2007, 10:35 AM
Kudos to Cujo, who has led Canada to a 2-1 win
over Russia to win the 2007 Spengler Cup. Maybe
the Leafs can convince him to come back.

The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/dec31-07c.pdf .

Best wishes for a healthy, happy and exam-passing 2008.

Sam Broverman
January 7th 2008, 10:11 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jan7-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
January 14th 2008, 10:53 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jan14-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
January 21st 2008, 05:09 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jan21-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
January 28th 2008, 06:03 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/jan28-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
February 4th 2008, 05:37 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/feb4-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
February 11th 2008, 08:23 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/feb11-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
February 18th 2008, 11:55 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/feb18-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
February 25th 2008, 05:49 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/feb25-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 3rd 2008, 09:28 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar3-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 10th 2008, 08:36 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar10-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 17th 2008, 01:28 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar17-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 24th 2008, 11:44 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar24-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
March 31st 2008, 08:18 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/mar31-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 7th 2008, 03:04 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr7-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 13th 2008, 10:35 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr14-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 21st 2008, 08:01 AM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr21-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
April 28th 2008, 03:23 PM
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http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/apr28-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
May 5th 2008, 02:26 PM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/may5-08c.pdf .

Sam Broverman
May 12th 2008, 08:00 AM
The question can be found at
http://www.sambroverman.com/cqw/may12-08c.pdf .

I will resume posting questions in a few weeks.

I wish you all the best of luck on the exam.

Princess2388
June 10th 2011, 11:17 AM
thanks for the questions, they are really helpful :)