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    just try to list all the condition out and draw a van diagram.

    the answer is 880

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    Quote Originally Posted by leerobb1966 View Post
    Hi,
    I couldn't figure out the problem myself for a while.
    They I came across a book titled "Elementary Probability".
    The writer drew a big circle with one smaller circle inside, both of the same center.
    Then the write drew two diameters to make the big circle into 8 different parts.
    you can label them by pairs of mutually exclusive groups.

    It's much easier for visual learner like me.
    Hope this is helpful.
    That's what I did too. I drew a square, then quartered it, and a medium sized circle in the middle of the original square. I also put a 1/4 semi circle (like a pocket on a pool tabe corner) in each of the quartered squares. It's not a Venn, I call it a PIBAIHINSIOP1...(pain in the buttox and I hope I never see it on P1!.)

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    thanks a lot guys....

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    practice for P1

    can anyone please suggest some links that are useful or sources where i can get sufficient practice for the exam? Im using Guo currently. But i feel i need more practice..is the SOA 137 enough? Where can i get more?

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    I didn't use Guo.
    I use Professor O's Manual.
    After getting stopped by the MGF section, I returned to "the first course of probability" to get a better idea and did some practices there.
    There are 18 practice exams in the manual. 18*30=540.
    My goal is to do them TWICE before sitting for the exam in Nov.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leerobb1966 View Post
    I didn't use Guo.
    I use Professor O's Manual.
    After getting stopped by the MGF section, I returned to "the first course of probability" to get a better idea and did some practices there.
    There are 18 practice exams in the manual. 18*30=540.
    My goal is to do them TWICE before sitting for the exam in Nov.
    New edition of the ASM Manual I wrote (that's what leerobb1966 called Dr. O manual) is about to be out, with 20 practice exams. The total number of problems in the ASM Manual is probably around 720.
    Yours,
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    Dr. O, are the questions that you post here weekly, almost similar to the ones in your manual? If i just try those done on your weekly post as practice, and SOA 137, are they sufficient enough for me to pass the exam? Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikel_85 View Post
    Dr. O, are the questions that you post here weekly, almost similar to the ones in your manual? If i just try those done on your weekly post as practice, and SOA 137, are they sufficient enough for me to pass the exam? Thanks
    My main advice to everyone who prepares for actuarial exams is to maximize the efforts, NOT minimize. I write manuals that are designed to really prepare you for the exam. If you even asking: is it OK if I only do as little as possible? -- you are mentally not ready for taking actuarial exams. Please read this web site: http://www.math.ilstu.edu/krzysio/pass.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by krzysio View Post
    My main advice to everyone who prepares for actuarial exams is to maximize the efforts, NOT minimize. I write manuals that are designed to really prepare you for the exam. If you even asking: is it OK if I only do as little as possible? -- you are mentally not ready for taking actuarial exams. Please read this web site: http://www.math.ilstu.edu/krzysio/pass.html

    Yours,
    Krzys'

    Dear Professor,
    About the 20 practice exams in your new version, are they totally different from the 18 that I am working on in your current version, or they are two extra practice exams after the 18?
    If you just put two more there, may I download them online with a fee paid (of course!) to get more practice?

    Please advise and thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leerobb1966 View Post
    Dear Professor,
    About the 20 practice exams in your new version, are they totally different from the 18 that I am working on in your current version, or they are two extra practice exams after the 18?
    If you just put two more there, may I download them online with a fee paid (of course!) to get more practice?

    Please advise and thank you.
    The first 18 exams are the same as before, with some improvements in solutions. I am sorry, you can't just buy the two new exams.
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