Saturday 31 July 2010

Actuaries anonymous

I read this in a magazine this week - smart story:

Two first year university students who have been getting A symbols in actuarial science all year decide to go on a party weekend before the final exam.

The extended fun and a massive hangover cause the students to miss the all-important exam.

The next day they beg the lecturer for a re-write and state that they would have made the exam but they had an unexpected flat tyre.

The lecturer is not all that convinced but writes out two identical tests and sends the students to two separate rooms.

The first question, for five marks, asks about complex annuities.

The second question, for 95 marks, asks: which tyre was it?

Posted by Ronnie Apteker