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# How to calculate how much I need to get a first? watch

1. Ok, im a bit confused on how to calculate what percentage I need in my final exam to get a first in my first year of my degree?

Basically I have done coursework, which is worth 40% of the overall grade and I got 70% in it.

The exam is worth 60%.
2. try 70%
3. What is the grade boundary for a first?

If it is 70% then you need 70% on the exam too!
4. So far you've got 70% of 40%, so you've got 28% of your final grade. It's easier to work out since you got right on the boundary for a 1st, but that's generally how i'd work it out. But if you're having trouble working that out you may want to rethink your degree choice?
5. Lol....yea i'm not doing a maths degree, i'm doing Business. I hate maths, as you can see

The boundary is 70% to get a first.

This is how i'd work it out, im pretty sure its not correct.

so i have 28% of my overall grade for my coursework, so

70-28= 42

so i need 42% in my exam???....lol
6. I hope you're not doing maths.
7. Let me get this straight. Here we have someone who thinks she may be good enough to get a top grade in degree-level mathematics. Yet she is incapable of calculating a simple percentage, which is something that most people learn at primary school. Standards must seriously be falling.
8. (Original post by hdin1)
Lol....yea i'm not doing a maths degree, i'm doing Business. I hate maths, as you can see

The boundary is 70% to get a first.

This is how i'd work it out, im pretty sure its not correct.

so i have 28% of my overall grade for my coursework, so

70-28= 42

so i need 42%???....lol
You need to score 70%.

So far you have scored 70% - right on target.

This means you need to score 70% on the examination component.
9. (Original post by hdin1)
Lol....yea i'm not doing a maths degree, i'm doing Business. I hate maths, as you can see

The boundary is 70% to get a first.

This is how i'd work it out, im pretty sure its not correct.

so i have 28% of my overall grade for my coursework, so

70-28= 42

so i need 42% in my exam???....lol
No, it means you need 42 out of 60 marks, which is 70%.
10. (Original post by Good bloke)
Let me get this straight. Here we have someone who thinks she may be good enough to get a top grade in degree-level mathematics. Yet she is incapable of calculating a simple percentage, which is something that most people learn at primary school. Standards must seriously be falling.
Lol..im not doing maths. But its because my teacher was working it out a different way, so I got a little confused.
11. (Original post by Good bloke)
Let me get this straight. Here we have someone who thinks she may be good enough to get a top grade in degree-level mathematics. Yet she is incapable of calculating a simple percentage, which is something that most people learn at primary school. Standards must seriously be falling.
12. lol...ok thanks everyone I get it now!
13. (Original post by hdin1)
Lol..im not doing maths. But its because my teacher was working it out a different way, so I got a little confused.
It is still primary school maths.
14. 40(%) divided by 100 = 0.4

0.6 (weighting) multplied by 70 (exam grade) = 42%

28+42=70%
15. (Original post by Mr M)
That almost makes it worse! I wonder how many percentage profit/loss calculations she'll have to perform before her employer goes out of business on the basis of duff calculation?
16. (Original post by Good bloke)
It is still primary school maths.

Lol...yea maths was always my worse subject
17. (Original post by Good bloke)
That almost makes it worse! I wonder how many percentage profit/loss calculations she'll have to perform before her employer goes out of business on the basis of duff calculation?
Seconded

I mean seriously, good troll but kinda **** at the same time
18. (Original post by Good bloke)
That almost makes it worse! I wonder how many percentage profit/loss calculations she'll have to perform before her employer goes out of business on the basis of duff calculation?
Numeracy seems to be optional in some Business courses.
19. (Original post by Mr M)
Numeracy seems to be optional in some Business courses.
Yup. Even to dignify such a calculation with the name mathematics is an insult to arithmetic!
20. (Original post by Good bloke)
Let me get this straight. Here we have someone who thinks she may be good enough to get a top grade in degree-level mathematics. Yet she is incapable of calculating a simple percentage, which is something that most people learn at primary school. Standards must seriously be falling.
Let me get this straight. Here we have someone who thinks he may be smart enough to wade into an argument with a snide comment. Yet he is incapable of basic logic, something most people learn at primary school. No conclusions about standards can be drawn from this incident.

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