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    Thanks a lot Irish :) Actually I was plannign...

    Thanks a lot Irish :)

    Actually I was plannign to start in February, but I think I will have to move this a little up front :(

    Your hints are great, especially what to focus on. I usually try...
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    I'm with you

    Hey,

    great to see that someone else is taking the Exam in Spring 08.

    It's my first "upper level" exam, so any hints are very welcome :)
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    I used ASM for Exam 4. Actually I used it for...

    I used ASM for Exam 4. Actually I used it for Exam 3 as well and used it again because I liked it. They're not to wordy and give you tons of problems so you can get a lot of practise.

    Good luck :)
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    I just love these discussions about the pass...

    I just love these discussions about the pass marks. If I read the statistics on past exams correctly they usually let about 60% pass, maybe that is the 60%these guys were referring to?

    Anyway, I...
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    Personally, I didn't like the exam too much, but...

    Personally, I didn't like the exam too much, but after it has been released I'm pretty confident that I passed.

    I'm just glad I can have a life now again, at least for a short while ;-)
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    Isn't math 380 Krzys class of "I get you through...

    Isn't math 380 Krzys class of "I get you through Exam M in no time" class? I remember that one... still helped me almost 3 years later with my Exam 3... good old times... I wanna be in college...
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    Actually, the degree you get at ISU is not...

    Actually, the degree you get at ISU is not actuarial science but applied mathematics. You have to take abstract algebra and fun stuff like this as well, so it's not just pure preparation for the...
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    I can just support MathforMarines in his opinion....

    I can just support MathforMarines in his opinion.

    Krzys does a great job. Though I could understand you not wanting to move from SC to IL... but to become an actuary that will be the smallest...
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    you're right about the game Germany-Italy....

    you're right about the game Germany-Italy. Unfortunately I was not out at the bars because I came home late from a business trip. So I was just waiting for the penalty shootout (as I guess everyone...
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    Thanks Krzys :) Makes me fell better during the...

    Thanks Krzys :)
    Makes me fell better during the hard times of studying for an exam (it's CAS Exam 3 this fall). So I hope I'll get another mentioning on your homepage for passing it. ;-)
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    Why does noone credit the fight the german team...

    Why does noone credit the fight the german team put up against Argentina? (Sorry for being patriotic, but our team played a great match) You always have to keep in mind that the German team had...
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    I was in Germany the whole time. It was a great...

    I was in Germany the whole time. It was a great atmosphere, unfortunately the best team just got third place. But at least we ended the tournament with a great game. The final was just all about the...
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    Well... Hi to everyone. Though I'm an alumni and...

    Well... Hi to everyone. Though I'm an alumni and was just a gradstudent I hope you let me in... just continued with the CAS Exams... so any discussions are welcome.

    And if you are looking for an...
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    I can recommend ISU

    Hi there,

    just from my own experience, I can recommend the program of Illinois State University. The chair of the program is also in this discussion forum (Krzysio) and always willing to help any...
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    Which study manual to get?

    Hello everyone,

    which study manual did you use or could you recommend one?
    I'm looking or brief and simple explanations of the material (I had most of it in college some years ago) and a lot of...
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    Your answer looks like a pretty good approach. ...

    Your answer looks like a pretty good approach.

    Don't worry if the solution manual has a different solution. I tend to have different ways on getting to the answers than given as well.

    You...
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    Double T,

    I have the same problem with some questions, and I'm using the Actex. It seems like you're not only tested on interest theory but also on "finding the right decimal to round your answer...
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    The 25 year anuity does not follow the a angle n...

    The 25 year anuity does not follow the a angle n formula as you don't have level but increasing payments (where the increase is equal to the discount).
    To answer your general question. If an...
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    Hi there, I've been in the US myself, getting...

    Hi there,

    I've been in the US myself, getting a Master of Science at Illinois State (in math, or actuarial science, or applied math, I don't really know :o) . I was lucky to have an TA, though...
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    If you sell the bond, you have to make the coupon...

    If you sell the bond, you have to make the coupon payments, so the coupons you receive and the coupons you pay cancel out, leaving you just with a net lump sum payment at the end (which you can treat...
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    Question on Krzys' problem 35

    Hi Krzys, I have a question concerning the following problem:

    You are the actuary for a Gigantic Insurance Conglomerate. You are considering an investment in a new project for your company. The...
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    Thanks Ken, but usually I keep at least 5 digits...

    Thanks Ken, but usually I keep at least 5 digits after the decimal and still run into these problems (even if I keep the exact numbers in the calculator as the solution then uses rounded results).
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    Rounding of intermediate results

    Hi everyone,

    I was just wondering if anyone else ran into problems with rounding intermediate results and ending up with a wrong answer? This is especially true if the solution involves taking...
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    Can't you solve this by using that the write ups...

    Can't you solve this by using that the write ups are a geometric series?

    If the write up in the 5th year is 1, in the sixth year it will be 1*1,05, in the 7th year it will be 1*1,05 and so on. ...
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    Help :)

    Hi,

    for part a), you earn interest of the final balance less all contributions, i.e. 2200 less 2000 = 200. That is your numerator.
    For the denominator you have to apply a weighting factor, on how...
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