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    list of formulas i should memorize for exam?

    does anyone have one or can tell me where one is?

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    well if you bought the asm manual. there are lists for both discrete and continuous distributions at the end of each of there sections that have the expected value, f(x), F(x), probability funcions and mgf's for all of them. Other then that i wrote down the formulas that i thought i would need to know on flashcards as i went though the manual. Coeficiant of variation, covariance ect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brothertupelo View Post
    does anyone have one or can tell me where one is?
    Aside from those formulas related to particular distributions found in books, you should create your own as well. Anything that decreases the amount of time to do a problem during the exam will provide you more time to work on those problems which give you trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jthias View Post
    Aside from those formulas related to particular distributions found in books, you should create your own as well. Anything that decreases the amount of time to do a problem during the exam will provide you more time to work on those problems which give you trouble.
    Do create shotcuts and remember intermediate result.

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    What about the normal CDF table. obviously that cannot be memorized, is there a table attached to the exam or do you just have to try to memorize a few key values.

    edit: Also to answer the original question I made my own using wikipedia, They usually have all that stuff listed on the side. There's one in the back of my stats book (rice) but it doesn't have CDF's, median, or mode.
    Last edited by mcs84; October 3rd 2007 at 09:14 PM.

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    they have the table on the screen that you can click on at any point during the exam.

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    Wiki it! Yeah, it sounds like a smart assed remark but it is what I did for the exam. Wiki has all the distribution information laid out nicely. I just copied and pasted it right into MSword.

    I then added a few formulas I came across and some short cuts I worked out as I did the 124 problems.

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