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    The risk set is how many "survivors" you have....

    The risk set is how many "survivors" you have. For example, if there are 20 people at time 0, r is 20. If 1 person dies, 2 people withdraw, and 3 people enter at time 1, then x_1=1, u_1=2, and d_1=3....
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    So True. About 25-30 questions are core, ranging...

    So True. About 25-30 questions are core, ranging from easy to fricking impossible...while the other 5-10 questions are from random topics that ASM mentions lightly (although it's appropriate...
  3. Assuming you never fail an exam, expect to...

    Assuming you never fail an exam, expect to complete 2 a year. I've completed 4 this year (waiting on the result of the 4th), but I have no life..it's really up to you. So, you could get your FSA in...
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    August 2010 Sitting/Passmark

    How did everyone feel about it? I felt like some of the easier questions nailed me because I forgot a couple of the minute details to handle them, but overrall I feel like I got about 23-25 right.
    ...
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    If you got your ASA and FSA at the same...

    If you got your ASA and FSA at the same time...then it would happen simultaneosly. If that's not the case, then I don't really know (or care).

    To rahim: just get your ASA and then FSA, but if you...
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    You can sign up for every exam at once if you...

    You can sign up for every exam at once if you wanted...so the answer is yes!... I always thought it would be funny to wait until after you completed all the exams to do the other requirements so you...
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    Just got done with school (BS in math), and I got...

    Just got done with school (BS in math), and I got a job at a insurance company. It's going pretty well so far ( It was nice having someone pay for my C exam :) )

    How about yourself?
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    Tell me about it...I'm not too excited about...

    Tell me about it...I'm not too excited about needing to constantly flip through computer sheets where you can't circle numbers and stuff. Oh well :(
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    I've taken MFE too, but I'm still waiting for the...

    I've taken MFE too, but I'm still waiting for the result. I'm finding C annoying more than anything. Everything is so technical and nit-picky, and just when you figure something out you have to re-do...
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    Ground up losses - ASM 11th edition

    I know that ground up losses means the total losses before any deductibles, etc.

    However, it seems that in a lot of the ASM exercises, sometimes the deductible gets taken off, and other times it...
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    Yes, it will be provided during the exam. If you...

    Yes, it will be provided during the exam. If you are taking it on a computer though, it will be included in the software as a side bar that you can click to open (so I'm told). If you took the P exam...
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    I think the ASM manual will be fine. It's loaded...

    I think the ASM manual will be fine. It's loaded with previous exam questions...just keep solving problems and memorizing (and understanding) formulas. I'm only halfway through the manual right now,...
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    Makes sense for q. The p definition is from Loss...

    Makes sense for q. The p definition is from Loss Models on pg. 351, third edition.
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    P and Q in Emperical Estimation

    I've noticed in Loss Models (but only covered in one question in the ASM manual) that they touch on the idea of P sub k and q sub k.

    They give : p sub k = s(k) - s(k+1) which would give prob that...
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    I'm studying for it right now. I started late...

    I'm studying for it right now. I started late (trying to do 1-2 sections a day = 6 hours a day). It's pretty rough, but I get time at work, which is nice. Anyway, my work bought me the ASM and the...
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    Gamma/ Beta from ASM

    nevermind I figured it out
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    Just because a couple of people said that the SOA...

    Just because a couple of people said that the SOA questions didn't match up doesn't mean they won't WHEN YOU TAKE IT. I wouldn't blow them off.
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    Ok, so I guess what I'm really asking is what the...

    Ok, so I guess what I'm really asking is what the difference is between expected payment/loss and expected payment/payment in peoples terms.
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    Payment/payment and payment/loss

    I'm having trouble with problems concerning these two methods. I understand the difference in terms of notation and the algebra. However, it seems that when reading questions concerning an insurer...
  20. Oh I get it, so if P(x>X)=p...then P(X

    Oh I get it, so if P(x>X)=p...then P(X<=x)=1-p.

    Is that what you're trying to say ? (although the notation I used might be crude)
  21. Is this a typo or am I just confused. ASM question

    this is 2.3 from the 11th edition.

    In 1996, losses follow a log dist. with par. u and sigma
    In 97, losses follow a log dist. with par. u+lnk and sigma
    In 96, 100p% of the losses exceed the mean...
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    Too late to start C for August sitting?

    I just did MFE, and I'm pretty sure I've passed **knock on wood**. I have also passed P and FM. I want to start killing exams quickly now that I'm out of college. Is taking C in August giving myself...
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    On MFE

    I just took MFE for the 2nd time, and I only missed a couple of questions compared to the first time I took it. I passed P and FM, and I prepared the same for MFE the first time like I did for P and...
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    do they give you an instant pass/fail on the CBT?

    do they give you an instant pass/fail on the CBT?
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    http://www.aceyourexams.net/errata/ErrataMFE-6p.pd...

    http://www.aceyourexams.net/errata/ErrataMFE-6p.pdf

    yes, on page 5 it notes that it forgot -.5(sigma^2).

    This makes me so happy because yesterday I spent about 30 minutes trying to figure out...
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