# What grade will I need on this exam to pass?

• May 11th 2009, 04:23 PM
fattydq
What grade will I need on this exam to pass?
So I have a 72% in biology class right now with only the final exam left. The exam is worth 20% of the grade. I'm trying to figure out what I NEED on the exam to pass the course (passing is 60 or higher). So would doing 72 times 4+X divided by 5 give me the answer to that? If so, do I REALLY only need a 12% to pass the course?
• May 11th 2009, 04:51 PM
o&apartyrock
If you get a 12% on the exam you will get a 60.
• May 12th 2009, 03:32 AM
The Second Solution
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Originally Posted by fattydq
So I have a 72% in biology class right now with only the final exam left. The exam is worth 20% of the grade. I'm trying to figure out what I NEED on the exam to pass the course (passing is 60 or higher). So would doing 72 times 4+X divided by 5 give me the answer to that? If so, do I REALLY only need a 12% to pass the course?

Before you start thinking that you only need to get 12% you should check the fine print - most courses I've met require that you actually get a pass mark in the exam.