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### See my other post. What are you hoping to...

See my other post. What are you hoping to accomplish by taking the derivative of a pdf?

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### Let's break this down more. 1) You have a...

Let's break this down more.

1) You have a PDF, call it f(x), it is (2.5(200^2.5))/x^3.5 defined on range [200, infinity)

2) To calculate your CDF, call it F(x), you would take the integral of...

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### What function are you taking the derivative of?...

What function are you taking the derivative of? Is your function

1) (2.5(200^2.5))/t^3.5

2) Integral[ (2.5(200^2.5))/t^3.5 dt from 200 to x ]

Those are 2 different functions.

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### I have no idea what you are actually asking or...

I have no idea what you are actually asking or trying to do. But why do you think plugging in 200 should give you -1. Also when you say between 200 and x, are you saying the integral is FROM 200 TO...

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6. ## Thread: Should be easy, but I'm not getting it somehow

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### Y1 = X1 + X2 and Y2 = X1/X2. Then 2nd equation...

Y1 = X1 + X2 and Y2 = X1/X2.

Then 2nd equation implied that X1 = Y2X2.

Plug that into first equation to get

Y1 = Y2X2 + X2 = X2(Y2+1) i.e. X2 = Y1/(Y2+1)

You know that X1 = Y2X2 =...
7. ## Thread: Is Passing 2 or 3 Exams Enough To Get A Job?

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### I can't speak to CA field specifically but...2-3...

I can't speak to CA field specifically but...2-3 exams is probably average currently which means you need to set yourself apart during the interview.

Aside from dazzling them with your technical...
8. ## Thread: Finan 31.16 (but really need help with all convolution)

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9. ## Thread: How to find present value of geometric increasing annuity

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### Write out the stream of payments, use geometric...

Write out the stream of payments, use geometric sums, what do you think it goes to?
10. ## Thread: SOA Question 14

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### Yes and that rule is called "geometric sum".

Yes and that rule is called "geometric sum".
11. ## Thread: Health care reform going into 2014 (ACA)

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### You will find some good discussions (as well as...

You will find some good discussions (as well as sources) here: http://www.actuarialoutpost.com/actuarial_discussion_forum/forumdisplay.php?f=13
12. ## Thread: Mixed Random Variable

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### They do from time to time. I'm not sure what you...

They do from time to time. I'm not sure what you mean by how? I can assign a fixed mass to a point and then anything outside that point vary according to some random distribution.

There's at...
13. ## Thread: Is VEE prerequisite of registration for CAS 3L?

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### It shouldn't be. Have you tried to register?

It shouldn't be. Have you tried to register?

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### Is the answer \sqrt{\pi}/4? If so you might have...

Is the answer \sqrt{\pi}/4? If so you might have to get it in form of the standard normal and then see which factor is missing and use the symmetry of standard normal random variable.
15. ## Thread: Interest Rate Question

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### You would use a financial calculator or numerical...

You would use a financial calculator or numerical methods.
16. ## Thread: SOA Sample question 113.

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### 1) See, now you're being insulting. 2) And...

1) See, now you're being insulting.

2) And this is not a chat room.

3) I'm a rascal? Which one? Alfalfa?!

4) I'm not a postmaster (in fact not affiliated in any way with U.S. mail).

5) I...
17. ## Thread: SOA Sample question 113.

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### 1) I am not a moderator nor did I ever claim to...

1) I am not a moderator nor did I ever claim to control your "postings". I was simply pointing out that whatever BeanCounter said to you, he at least follows posting etiquette in not posting the same...
18. ## Thread: SOA Sample question 113.

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### What was wrong with his language? He didn't curse...

What was wrong with his language? He didn't curse and he used proper spelling and grammar.

At the very least he didn't start three threads asking the same question :)

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### You should explore this site for awhile:...

You should explore this site for awhile: http://beanactuary.org/

As far as recommendations by other users, read through the exam specific sub-forums on here and AO. Most questions you could come...
20. ## Thread: any way to fix poor gpa?

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### Having a low GPA will hurt you, no doubt about...

Having a low GPA will hurt you, no doubt about it. Is it the end of the world? No.

You need to separate yourself from your competition that has a decent GPA and a few exams. So be prepared to have...

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### I don't see a solution so I can't answer why "we"...

I don't see a solution so I can't answer why "we" are using conditional statements. Show your solution and if you are not getting the correct answer, we can show you where your logic is potentially...

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### Are you asking on how to do these or just...

Are you asking on how to do these or just commenting?

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### Dr. Weishaus doesn't publish a text recommended...

Dr. Weishaus doesn't publish a text recommended by SOA/CAS. What he does publish is a study manual (as does ACTEX, Mahler, etc.).

Most people (myself included) use study manuals and refer to the...
24. ## Thread: Help with English? Sample Q11

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### So pick a value, let's say P(person purchases...

So pick a value, let's say P(person purchases disability coverage) = 10%, you are told that he is twice as likely to purchase collision coverage i.e. P(person purchases collision coverage) = 2*10% =...
25. ## Thread: Marcel free pdf for exam p Q 9.13

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### Are you confusing P(A|B) vs. P(A n B)?

Are you confusing P(A|B) vs. P(A n B)?
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