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Thread: Exam P feedback, please

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    Exam P feedback, please

    This morning was a long awaited moment.

    I was wondering how you all felt taking the exam.

    For those of you that have taken the exam before, did it seem easier, or about the same as past exams?

    I totally could have used more than 3 hours. (I am a slow worker)

    Hope to hear from you soon

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuccillor
    This morning was a long awaited moment.

    I was wondering how you all felt taking the exam.

    For those of you that have taken the exam before, did it seem easier, or about the same as past exams?

    I totally could have used more than 3 hours. (I am a slow worker)

    Hope to hear from you soon
    I took the exam this morning. It was my first time taking it.

    I thought that it was ok. I didn't see anything on there that was surprising.

    I finished in about an hour and three quarters, but stayed until the end to try to figure out the few problems that I wasn't sure about.

    There were quite a few questions using the normal and exponential distributions. One question using the negative binomial, and a few with the binomial.

    A few of the questions were very very similar to questions that I had seen on the SOA website and in my review book, which made things easier.

    I couldn't believe that three out of the 20 students at my exam center brought an unapproved calculator!

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    It was my first time taking the test and I also could have used more than 3 hours. The speed certainly plays a big role in passing the test.

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    answers

    I'm wondering where I can check the answers of the exam P which we took this moring. or is anyone confident to share your answers with us?

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    Exam P

    Particularly, I'd like to know what others got for the problem involving Chebyshev's inequality.

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    This is my first time and I do think I need more than just 3hrs. The time that I took to figure out the problem along is longer than 6min, let alone finish up the whole problem in 6 min. I didn't the the Chebyshev's inequality cuz I didn't think it would be up there since they didn't mention about it in the syllabus or maybe it does and I overlooked. The problems were somewhat similar to the samples up on SOA websist, except I think the actual exam required more calculation than the sample one.

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    Today's Exam

    There were no Order Statistics or Transformations of multiple variables.
    There were too many normal questions.

    This was my second time taking it, first time being in 11/04.
    During the 11/04, I could have used much more than 4 hours but for this one, I was done in less than 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermann
    There were no Order Statistics or Transformations of multiple variables.
    There were too many normal questions.

    This was my second time taking it, first time being in 11/04.
    During the 11/04, I could have used much more than 4 hours but for this one, I was done in less than 3.
    Yeah, that's the problem, most of us spend too much time studying for waht's not on the actual exam.

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    I thought the test went well. Had plenty of time.

    On the chebychev, i put 1/4.

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    Chebyshev's

    BTW, I got 0.25 or 1/4 for the Chebyshev's inequality.
    P([x-mu]>k(stdev)) < 1/k^2

    x= 8000
    mu = 5000
    stdev = 1500
    k=2 because (8000-5000)/1500 = 2 std deviations

    P([x-5000]>1500*2) < 1/2^2

    <1/4






    Quote Originally Posted by Hermann
    There were no Order Statistics or Transformations of multiple variables.
    There were too many normal questions.

    This was my second time taking it, first time being in 11/04.
    During the 11/04, I could have used much more than 4 hours but for this one, I was done in less than 3.

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