Why would a bank mail me an SSA-89 form to fill out for a new checking account after it's already been opened with money that's already been deposited (and even though I'm already an existing customer)?
Why would a bank mail me an SSA-89 form to fill out for a new checking account after it's already been opened with money that's already been deposited (and even though I'm already an existing customer)?Banks have rules regarding “knowing their customers” that they must comply with or face penalties. In all likelihood the SSN on your account was flagged for some reason or another. Maybe it was mistyped, or maybe you’re using a fake SSN. Either way, the bank is going to want to see documentation of your SSN or they’ll have to restrict or close the account.You should get ahold of the bank to avoid any hassles with the funds that are in there or any transactions your had set up.
Is it ethical to use Quora answers to fill out surveys?
Yes, but are you missing a trick in finding real answers to those things that truly matter to you.With a maximum of say 30 answers on normal questions, do you feel using this data for surveys is representative?
On any number of blank multiple choice questions, is it better to fill in each answer with the same answer (e.g., "C" over and over), or fill out each answer randomly?
Let us take the CFA L1 exam as an example:There are 240 three-choice questions (33% probability of a correct answer for each question).Assuming a passing score of 70%, we need to get at least 240 * 70% = 168 correct answers to succeed.If we pick all Cs (in the case of a 3-choice MCQ) we can expect a score of 33%*240 = 80 but we are sure to fail (assuming correct choices of As, Bs and Cs are equally distributed), while if we choose randomly, our expected score should also be 80 but our range of results will go from 0 to 240, so we should go for this option. For each chosen number of correct answers we have a binomial distribution with a mean of np = 240 * 33% = 80 and a standard deviation of [np(1-p)]^0.5 = 7.3. Therefore, the minimum threshold of 168 is about 12 σ away from the mean which means chances of succeeding by randomly picking As, Bs or Cs are infinitesimal. a) The probability of 168 correct answers in whatever order out of 240 questions is 240! * (1/168!) * [1/(240-168)!] * (33%^168) * [(1-33%)^(240-168)].We must also account for 169 correct answers, 170, 171... until 240, and sum all those amounts.b) We can also use the Excel BINOMDIST function and calculate 1 - BINOMDIST(167, 240, 1/3, TRUE) to find the cumulative probability from 168 to 240 correct answers. We find a very small figure of order E-15 (which happens to be negative, should be positive, probably Excel cannot handle such a small figure).This is the probability to succeed in passing the CFA L1 exam by randomly choosing between As, Bs or Cs.As a conclusion, we have the choice between picking all Cs (0% success rate) and picking randomly between As, Bs and Cs (infinitesimal success rate, but infinitely better than 0%).The smart choice is the second one, and the real smart choice is to study for the exam.
How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.