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  1. I think you should take it anyway. Since they...

    I think you should take it anyway. Since they don't give refunds, you might as well get your money's worth by showing up for the exam. Even if you fail, you'll still get to see what the actual exam...
  2. Do you still have it?

    Do you still have it?
  3. Thank you! This is so awesome!

    Thank you! This is so awesome!
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    not sure, since it varies from person to person....

    not sure, since it varies from person to person. But it sounds like you spent less than 100 hours, which is about 1/3 of the recommended amount of study time. Did you use a textbook/manual, or did...
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    my guess: It looks like the probability that you...

    my guess: It looks like the probability that you two pick only 3 items in common is zero because even if you minimize the overlap, you'd both still pick 4 of the same items.
  6. I didn't understand BeanCounter's explanation, so...

    I didn't understand BeanCounter's explanation, so I set it up the way I learned it.
    100a(10) = 420
    100[1+3i(10)] = 420
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    yay, I won!

    Thanks so much, actuary.com and Actex!
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    Thanks for the advice! I'll try that out.

    Thanks for the advice! I'll try that out.
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    need help with finan problem

    Hi. Can anyone help me with this problem from Finan's book?
    35.1) Let X and Y be independent random variables, both being equally likely to be any of the numbers 1, 2, ..., m. Find E(absolute...
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    Thanks for the advice. I should definitely go on...

    Thanks for the advice. I should definitely go on an informational interview.

    "I'm also not clear what you mean by "actually doing math yourself". When I divide Claims and Premium to get a Loss...
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    What I meant was, I thought that about 70% of...

    What I meant was, I thought that about 70% of actuarial work was software and other stuff, while 30% was filled with actually doing math yourself. Now, it sounds like >90% is just software, writing,...
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    That is a major disappointment. Any jobs you know...

    That is a major disappointment. Any jobs you know of that actually require a lot of math? I've been looking into the jobs statistician and operations research analyst, but I don't know if they also...
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    Are there internships offered to people who've...

    Are there internships offered to people who've already graduated, but have 1 or 2 exams passed? I'm gonna be starting my major late, so I won't be able to take any exams until after junior year.
  14. What if you reach ASA level and then stop taking...

    What if you reach ASA level and then stop taking exams because you're satisfied with the pay and don't want to increase job stress? Would your job be threatened? Would employers start looking to...
  15. I'm just gonna respond with info I gathered from...

    I'm just gonna respond with info I gathered from my research, since I have yet to take an exam or register for one. Some people have to study for as much as 400 hours to pass, while others can pass...
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    I'm relieved to hear that! Thanks!

    I'm relieved to hear that! Thanks!
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    communication skills

    I've read that communication skills are crucial to success as an actuary, but I'm severely lacking in this area :(. I need some encouraging news right now. Did any of you who are pursuing this career...
  18. Questions about the job that aren't asked too often

    I'm in need of some guidance. I'm currently a sophomore in college, and I am about to declare my major. I've done some research, and actuary sounds like a dream job for me. However, some things I've...
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