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    Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place but I would appreciate if someone could work out a percentage for me (law student, terrible at maths!).

    If a dissertation is 1/3 of a final module score, and someone has achieved 67% in their dissertation, what do they require in the exam (that counts for the remaining 2/3) to get at least 60% overall in that module?

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    56.5%
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    1.5 (0.6 - \frac{0.67}{3})
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    (Original post by suffocation1992)
    Hi, sorry if this is the wrong place but I would appreciate if someone could work out a percentage for me (law student, terrible at maths!).

    If a dissertation is 1/3 of a final module score, and someone has achieved 67% in their dissertation, what do they require in the exam (that counts for the remaining 2/3) to get at least 60% overall in that module?

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    Let's suppose the module is marked out of 100, so you need a total score of 60 to pass.

    The dissertation is worth 33.3 marks (i.e., 1/3), and you scored 2/3 of that, so a score of 22.2.

    The exam is worth 66.7 marks (i.e. 2/3), and you need to score 37.8 (60-22.2) on the exam to get a final module score of 60.
    37.8/66.7 is 56.7%, which is your answer

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    (Original post by Pastaferian)
    Where do I send my invoice?
    To the Office of Sloppy Rounding?
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    (Original post by Pastaferian)
    Let's suppose the module is marked out of 100, so you need a total score of 60 to pass.

    The dissertation is worth 33.3 marks (i.e., 1/3), and you scored 2/3 of that, so a score of 22.2.

    The exam is worth 66.7 marks (i.e. 2/3), and you need to score 37.8 (60-22.2) on the exam to get a final module score of 60.
    37.8/66.7 is 56.7%, which is your answer

    Where do I send my invoice?

    Fantastic! I don't know how you worked that out, but I suppose we all have our specialities! Umm I can rep you
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    1.5 (0.6 - \frac{0.67}{3})
    Might have been better to give it as 150 rather than 1.5
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    (Original post by suffocation1992)
    Fantastic! I don't know how you worked that out, but I suppose we all have our specialities! Umm I can rep you
    Post 2 and 3 gave the correct answer and are, therefore, more deserving of your rep
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    Might have been better to give it as 150 rather than 1.5
    I intended to multiply it all by x (where x = 100) but then decided to follow your advice from earlier and just throw x away.
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    56.5%
    This is correct.

    60/100 is 0.6.
    300 by 0.6 is 180.
    180-67 is 113.
    Then 113/2= 56.5
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    (Original post by suffocation1992)
    Fantastic! I don't know how you worked that out, but I suppose we all have our specialities! Umm I can rep you
    Thank you
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    I intended to multiply it all by x (where x = 100) but then decided to follow your advice from earlier and just throw x away.
    I did not throw it away

    I took it out and worked with the rest

    grrrrrrrrrrr
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    (Original post by TenOfThem)
    I did not throw it away

    I took it out and worked with the rest

    grrrrrrrrrrr
    i did it in my head :borat:
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i did it in my head :borat:
    Sorry we were being naughty and referencing another thread

    Well .. MrM was being naughty as he brought the discussion here
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    (Original post by the bear)
    i did it in my head :borat:
    Fab! You know how to halve 7 and subtract it from 60!
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    (Original post by Mr M)
    Fab! You know how to halve 7 and subtract it from 60!
    hehehe
 
 
 
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