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    Hi Guys,

    I'm having trouble calculating this myself, so I thought I'd ask the mathematicians.

    On an essay worth 20% of my dissertation, I got 70/90 (weird marking scale)

    On a presentation also worth 20%, I got 93/100

    At my university, a 1st is 70 whilst a 2:1 is 60

    So my question is: What is my current average mark? Additionally, what mark do I need to get in my next assessment worth the final 60%, to gain the lowest possible 2:1 (60) and the lowest possible 1st (70)?

    for the lowest possible first overall, you would need 60% in the next assessment.
    for the lowest possible 2:1 overall, you would need 44% in the next assessment.

    This can be calculated by dividing your mark by the total mark which can be awarded for that task, then multiplying that figure by the percent that task counts for.

    eg: 0.2(70/90) gives the fraction of how much your essay counts for, and 0.2(93/100) is how much your presentation is worth
    you can then sum your essay and your presentation, and work backwards to find the raw mark needed for your next assessment in order to total 60 or 70 marks.

    Not sure the current average mark is a useful figure to be calculating really, but it's approx 85%

    Hope this helps!

    You need to get exactly 60% on your next exam to get a first

    (7/9 x20) + (0.93 x20) all /40 x100 ~ 85.3
    (85.3 x40) + (60x60) all /100 = 70.15 therefore first
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