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Actuarial science is a discipline that uses mathematics and statistics to assess risk. The mathematics involved in actuarial science includes probability, statistics, finance, life insurance mathematics, and more.

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Why these two distributions are different when I calculated them?

Two insurers provide bids on an insurance policy to a large company. The bids must be between 2000 and 2200 . The company decides to accept the lower bid if the two bids differ by 20 or more. ...
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What is the meaning of this notation? $Z: (0,1)$

I understand that it is a mapping onto all real numbers and the piecewise part but not the $Z: (0,1)$ part. Image of Problem Here
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Samantha age 40, buys a 20-year certain-and-life annuity due with a single premium. Find the reserve 5 years after issue.

Samantha age 40, buys a 20-year certain-and-life annuity due with a single premium. The annuity makes annual payments of $2,000$. If $i = 6\%$ and you are given the following table, find the ...
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Life contingency: Amy Santiago buys 1,500,000 dollars of 5-year-term continuous life insurance at age 27. [closed]

I am working on a question in Life Contingencies, and for the life of me, I cannot get the appropriate formula. I am tossing and turning in between two. Any help would be great. The question is: ...
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Calculate the variance in the total number of claimants - SOA Exam P question

The number of accidents follows a Poisson distribution with mean $12$. Each accident generates $1,2,$ or $3$ claimants with probabilities $\frac{1}{2},\frac{1}{3},\frac{1}{6}$ respectively. Calculate ...
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Total Present Value of Multiple Cash Flows

I understand how to calculate the total accumulated and present values of multiple cash flows over n years, but I don't quite understand how this works when m of those n years aren't included. For ...
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A 39-year annuity-immediate will pay 13 in each of the first 3 years…

A 39-year annuity-immediate will pay 13 in each of the first 3 years, 12 in each of the next 3 years, etc., until payments of 1 are made in each of the last 3 years. The present value of the payments ...
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Calculus Population Growth Problem for Actuary Exam P

I am studying for the first actuary exam, and I came across this problem in the very first section (reviewing calculus, algebra, set theory, etc.) I have many questions of my own, so please bear with ...
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Calculating the standard deviation involving a moment generating function

An actuary determines that the claim size for a certain class of accidents is a random variable, X, with moment generation function: $$M_X(t)=\frac{1}{(1-2500t)^4}.$$ Calculate the standard deviation ...
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Eggs and Cranes, What is the probability that it is a whooping crane’s nest?

The problem said: In a certain region, blue cranes are twice as common as whooping cranes. Suppose that the number of eggs laid by a blue crane is a Poisson(! = 3) random variable and the ...
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Actuarial Problem. (Policyholder).What is the probability that a new policyholder will have an accident within a year of purchasinag a policy?

Problem said: Suppose people can be divided into two classes: those who are accident-prone and those who are not. The statistics show that an accident-prone person will have an accident at some ...
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Annuity and Loan Repayment Question. Show the amount of Loan.

A loan was taken out on 1 September 1998 and was repayable by the following scheme: The first repayment was made on 1 July 1999 and was £1000. Thereafter, repayments were made on 1 November 1999, 1 ...
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Nominal Rates/Effective rate computation, confusion.

Given a nominal rate of 6% per annum. Change it to an effective rate per month. What I do is: $$(1+\frac {0.06}{12})^{12}=(1+i)^{12}$$ where $i$ is the effective interest rate per month. Now what ...
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Annuity that pays $t^2$ at time $t$ in arrears annually.

I am asked to show that such an annuity for $n$ years will be expressed as, $$\frac{2(Ia)_{\bar n|} - a_{\bar n|}-n^2u^{n+1}}{1-u}$$ where $u=\frac{1}{1+i}$ and $i$ is the annual effective ...
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Confused with “nominal” “convertible” rates; How to calculate a rate for an $n^{th}$ of a year?

The terms and how they're calculated is very unclear to me. My understanding of "nominal" is that this is a rate which isn't in unit time. i.e. $5\%$ per annum "is" in unit time (year) but $5\%$ ...
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Present Value of an annuity payable with $n^2$ at $t=n$

Find the Present Value of an annuity payable with $n^2$ at $t=n$ , $t\in [0,n]$ What I have is: PV=present value $PV=1u+2^2u^2+3^2u^3+\cdots+n^2u^n$ I don't seem to know how to simplify it to: \...
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I am wondering if I have interpreted the language correctly in the following question The force of interest at time $t$ is given by $\delta(t) = 0.05-0.005t$ for $\leq t < 5$ and $\delta(t)=0.... 3answers 116 views MGF, Calculate the standard deviation of$X + Y\$ . Method.

Two claimants place calls simultaneously to an insurers claims call center. The times X and Y , in minutes, that elapse before the respective claimants get to speak with call center ...
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Expected number of people who are hospitalized, given the total loss due to hospitalization

NOTE: I'm currently a high school senior planning to take the Actuary P-Exam next year. I've posted one question from a past P-Exam down below that I had trouble with. If anyone has any additional ...
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Probability of earnings from lottery

Question: A city's lottery works in the following way: An individual selects 6 numbers from the first 30 numbers. The city then selects 6 numbers from the first 30 numbers. If the individual selects ...
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Probability of waiting time

Question: At a railroad junction, a car and a truck arrive between 7:15 and 7:30. A train stops the traffic for five minutes from 7:20. What is the probability that the car and truck waited for ...