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 07-24-2007 #1 swyscheese Guest   Posts: n/a Math Question, Percent of a school mark? Help asap Plz!? At my school the final exams are worth 20% of your final mark. If my mark was 58%(prior to the exam), what mark would I have to get on the final exam to pass the class?Can someone please answer the actual question behind this? (Instead of telling me how to do it)
 07-24-2007 #2 Robert C Guest   Posts: n/a Well basically here's what you can do. Say you get %100 on your test. (100x.20) = 20, add that to your 58% and you'll end up with a 78%. so for a C(70%) you would need to get a 60 on your final exam.
 07-24-2007 #3 Irfan B Guest   Posts: n/a If you get a 16% on your exam, your final grade will be 49.6%, so your teacher will probably round you up to fifty. To ensure passing, I recommend AT LEAST an 18%.EDIT: What is the passing grade where you live? I did my examples assuming you needed 50% to pass.
 07-24-2007 #4 duretteg Guest   Posts: n/a 58 x .80 = 46.4FOR A 60 AVERAGE60-46.4 =15.615.6/.2 =78Need to get a 78 to get a 60 average.You cannot get a 70 average.EVERYONE ABOVE ME IS NOT CORRECT
 07-24-2007 #6 davemcdu Guest   Posts: n/a Assuming 60% is minimum passing percentage, you would need to get a 68% on the final.To check this, your current 58% is .8 of your total grade, so it "counts" 8 times so, 8x.58=46.4 and the final is 20% so it "counts 2 times, 2x.68=13.6.13.6+46.4= 60%

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