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 01-21-2007, 11:37 PM #1 GoRapz Fire Dwane Casey     Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 3,279 OT: Calculating Marks I don't usually worry about numbers going into the exam but this year I have an all time low in english at a 78. If I times that number by .85 (exam is worth 15%) then I get 66.3%. I'm just wondering what I have to get on my exam to get atleast a 70 on my final mark? any help is appreciated.
 01-21-2007, 11:39 PM #2 RidonKs NBA Legend   Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Free Hat! Posts: 17,233 You would just have to get 3.7 out of the 15% on the exam. Which comes to 24.6%. Pretty attainable if you ask me. :) My exams are worth 30%. I'm pissed.
 01-21-2007, 11:40 PM #3 knickscity Knicks Board Moderator     Join Date: Jul 2006 Location: Home of BullyBall!!!! Posts: 9,280 It's been a minute. i gotta think about it.
01-21-2007, 11:41 PM   #4
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 Originally Posted by GoRapz I don't usually worry about numbers going into the exam but this year I have an all time low in english at a 78. If I times that number by .85 (exam is worth 15%) then I get 66.3%. I'm just wondering what I have to get on my exam to get atleast a 70 on my final mark? any help is appreciated.

x(.85) + y(.15-exam scores)=70

I think....

01-21-2007, 11:43 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by RidonKs You would just have to get 3.7 out of the 15% on the exam. Which comes to 24.6%. Pretty attainable if you ask me. :) My exams are worth 30%. I'm pissed.

Yep.

01-21-2007, 11:43 PM   #6
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 Originally Posted by RidonKs You would just have to get 3.7 out of the 15% on the exam. Which comes to 24.6%. Pretty attainable if you ask me. :) My exams are worth 30%. I'm pissed.

thanks alot, can I ask you how you got that?

 01-21-2007, 11:47 PM #7 kentatm NBA Legend     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Dallas, Texas Posts: 17,361 you could just ask the teacher. the worst was a teacher I had that would have just two exams and the she had them worth 50% each. if you did poorly on the first you were screwed b/c she would always have her first test AFTER you were allowed to drop the class. i had to take 3 of her classes. just flat out brutal.
01-21-2007, 11:48 PM   #8
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 Originally Posted by GoRapz thanks alot, can I ask you how you got that?

Other stuff = 85% or 85 possible points
Exam = 15% or 15 possible points
Total = 100% or possible 100pts

If you've gotten 66.3 of 85 possible points on the "Other stuff", then you know you need to get another 3.7 points on the exam to hit 70 for the course. The exam is worth 15 possible points and 3.7 is 24.9% of 15. So you need a 24.9 or better on the exam.

Hopefully that wasn't too confusing.

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01-21-2007, 11:52 PM   #9
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 you could just ask the teacher.

yeah I was going to do that but it just slipped my mind until I got home studying for the exam.

Plus, i'm not sure if I even got the balls to ask her. She's such a *****. If you ask her about anything, she'll try to make a fool out of you in front of the class talking so loud.

GoRapz: "hey miss, can you help me with number 5?"

Teacher: "What?! have you even read the question!?, you just want an easy way out of this!, let me tell you something, teachers can't be here for you 24/7 to give you an easy way out of things. You have to figure things out for yourself. When you get into the real world, you're not going to have people to spoon feed you!"

 01-21-2007, 11:54 PM #10 funkylikemonkey Football In The Groin     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: EZboard Supporter Posts: 1,628 What grade are you in?
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 Originally Posted by ClutchCityReturns Other stuff = 85% or 85 possible points Exam = 15% or 15 possible points Total = 100% or possible 100pts If you've gotten 66.3 of 85 possible points on the "Other stuff", then you know you need to get another 3.7 points on the exam to hit 70 for the course. The exam is worth 15 possible points and 2.7 is 24.9% of 15. So you need a 24.9 or better on the exam. Hopefully that wasn't too confusing.

thanks alot man, but I think you mean 3.7 not 2.7, right?

 01-21-2007, 11:55 PM #12 jaydacris Rose     Join Date: Jun 2006 Location: Rose Posts: 17,109 im gonna assume, i mean, i hope ur not in precalculus, or calculus math
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 Originally Posted by GoRapz thanks alot man, but I think you mean 3.7 not 2.7, right?

Yeah, got myself a typo there

 01-22-2007, 12:30 AM #14 DCL NBA rookie of the year   Join Date: Jun 2006 Posts: 6,179 if you have a 78, why are you aiming for 70?? aim for 79.5 at least.
01-22-2007, 12:36 AM   #15
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 Originally Posted by DCL if you have a 78, why are you aiming for 70?? aim for 79.5 at least.

You'll have to point out where he said he was aiming for 70.

I'm pretty sure he just wanted to know so he could take a little pressure off of himself. Knowing you only have to get a 25 on your final exam will do that.

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