1.4. Going into the Final Exam, you are hoping to get an A- in the course, which requires getting an overall 90% without rounding; having a grade of 89.9 won’t be enough. If you have attended every class, averaged an 93% on the Homework, scored an 85% on the Midterm, and a 94% on the Project, what is the minimum score (out of 100) you need on the Final Exam to get an A- in the course?
Stretch Goal. You scored a 96% on the Final Exam, congratulations! Is there a reasonable way to change the weights of the different grades in the course such that your overall grade would be a 96% (given your scores on other portions from 1.4), giving you a chance at an A+?
Assuming this is what is in effect:
For your Kinesiology class, the instructor is using the following grading scheme:
Percentage of grade
Homework 25% .25 * 93 = 23.25
Midterm Exam 20% .20 * 85 = 17
Project 15% .15 * 94 = 14.1
Attendance 5% 5
Final Exam 35% the REDs add to 59.35 90 - 59.35 = 30.65 needed for final points
.35 x = 30.65
x = score needed on final = 30.65/.35 = 87.57 G 'Luck !