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1. 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?

Thanks
2. 56.5%
3. (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?

Thanks
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.

Where do I send my invoice?
4. (Original post by Pastaferian)
Where do I send my invoice?
To the Office of Sloppy Rounding?
5. (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.

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
6. (Original post by Mr M)
Might have been better to give it as 150 rather than 1.5
7. (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
8. (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.
9. (Original post by the bear)
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
10. (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
11. (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
12. (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
13. (Original post by the bear)
i did it in my head
Sorry we were being naughty and referencing another thread

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

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