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Final Grade Calculator

Final Grade Calculator
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Answer:

You need 92.00% on the final exam

to get 85.00% in the class.


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Find what grade you need on the final exam to reach a target grade for the course.

If you know your current grade and the weight of the final exam, you can calculate the grade you need on the final to reach your target course grade.

Final Grade Calculation

This calculator uses the formula:

\( F = \dfrac{G - ((1 - w) \times C)}{w} \)

Where:

  • F = Final exam grade
  • G = Grade you want for the class
  • w = Weight of the final exam, divided by 100 (put weight in decimal form vs. percentage form)
  • C = Your current grade

Sample Final Exam Grade Calculation

My grade in Statistics class is 85%. I want to get at least an A- or 90% in the class for the term. What score do I need on the final exam if it is worth 40% of my grade?

Using the formula above, I want a 90 in the class and I currently have an 85. The final is worth 40% of the term grade.

First, convert the weight of the final exam from percent to decimal: 40 ÷ 100 = 0.40

\( F = \dfrac{90 - ((1 - 0.4) \times 85)}{0.4} \)
\( F = \dfrac{90 - ((0.6) \times 85)}{0.4} \)
\( F = \dfrac{90 - 51}{0.4} \)
\( F = \dfrac{39}{0.4} \)
\( F = 97.5 \)

So if I have an 85 in the class, I want a 90, and the final exam is worth 40%, I need a 97.5 to get a 90 in the class.

 

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