Archive for the ‘Problems’ Category

Expanded SOA sample problems

January 13th, 2009

The SOA has slowly been increasing the number of available sample problems. They made a new update on January 6, increasing the number of problems to 140. See here for the questions and solutions for the new versions.


More discrete problems

September 16th, 2007

I’ve added a collection of general problems on discrete probability from some old Course 110 exams (Course 110 was the probability exam two syllabus changes ago). These problems won’t go up on the main page until I am done with the solutions, and I often find some minor typos when working on the solutions, but here is a draft if you want to work on them now: Discrete Problems. For many of these problems, I have a copy of the solutions and not the original exam, so the questions are my attempt to reconstruct the original problem.


Calculus problems

June 1st, 2007

Practice problems and solutions are up for the one dimensional calculus problems, as well as the subsection about geometric series and the exponential series.  The practice problems for Parts C and D are often relatively calculus heavy, so there will be plenty more chances for you to use calculus. Still, it is fairly easy for me to make more calculus problems, so if you want more, let me know.

Finally, I recommend that everyone look at the lesson on integration by parts regardless of whether or not you are comfortable with the technique. Integrals like x^2 e^{-3x} come up a lot on the exam, and there are some tricks for computing that integral that you might not have seen before.

Calculus, Problems