# Can someone tell me if this is right.

• 05-26-2008, 08:40 PM
TheRaiderNation
Can someone tell me if this is right.
Okay, so I have an 85% in one of my classes, and the final is tomorrow, and I wanted to see how much I needed to get on the final in order to maintain at least a B (80%), the final is worth 15% of our entire grade, is this the right equation to figure it out?:

80 = 85(.85)+X(.15)

Meaning, if that's the right equation, that I'll need to score at least a 51.67% on the final in order to keep at least an 80%?
• 05-27-2008, 12:17 PM
mohaas05
seems right. then again, im just glancing at it. Plus I would think a 50% would bring it down a lot more. You're lucky though. My school system uses a really gay grading system. In my system, An "A" is a 94% to a100%. A "B" is from an 84% to a 90%. A "C" is 74% and so forth.
• 05-27-2008, 12:22 PM
Slasher
A - 80%+
B - 70 to 80%
C - 60 to 70%
D - 50 to 60%
FAIL < 50%

I seriously don't understand how your schools grade that way. The work must be extremely easy or something. Getting higher than an 85 is quite the achievement here.

Anyways yeah, basically times the mark you have now by .85 and then times whatever mark you expect to get on the final by .15. Then add - that's the mark you'll end up with.
• 05-27-2008, 12:49 PM
mohaas05
It's because my school system is super retarded. (But then again, it is the 13th largest in the nation). And its probably going to be tougher once I enroll into IB courses.
• 05-27-2008, 02:32 PM
Joey
It's clear this isn't a math class.
• 05-27-2008, 03:30 PM
mohaas05
It's funny tho, I got a 498/600 on my Algebra II SOL (state standardized exam). The passing grade is 300 and the pass advanced grade is...500.

so close...:Argh:
• 05-27-2008, 04:31 PM
Frenchb0ygenius
Passing is 300?
• 05-27-2008, 04:56 PM
explosions
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frenchb0ygenius
Passing is 300?

Inorite? That's HALF of the test. >.>

My state grades the our major tests (ummm finals? idk if these things are similar.) as a 1, 2, 3, or 4. (Don't care if other places do this. :P) The first two count as 25% but a 3 is 51-80% and 4 is 80-100%. A 3 is considered exceptional.

k. done with that. am now frustrated. thnx.
• 05-27-2008, 05:12 PM
mohaas05
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frenchb0ygenius
Passing is 300?

It's not a graded exam. It's basically a benchmark test that tells the state whether your school sucks or not.
• 05-27-2008, 08:53 PM
cowsruledaworld
Quote:

Originally Posted by Frenchb0ygenius
Passing is 300?

haha i thought that was insane when i was in high school
in college thats normal.. especially as the classes get harder and as you get into upper div classes.. ugh..
• 05-30-2008, 04:08 PM
Urameshi
thank god i only have to take 2 finals. Cuz if you pass the state test you are exempt. I rape state tests :p