# Calculating percentages

Hi I am trying to calculate a result for a module I took

I got 56 % for assignment 1
I got 62% for assignment 2

Assignment 1 counts as 40% of the module
Assignment 2 counts as 60% of the module

Can anyone tell me what my final percentage is for the module please

Thanks a lot

cheers

Jamie

cristo
Staff Emeritus
Generally, if mark a counts for x percent, and b counts for y percent, then the overall score will be (ax+by)/100. Plug in your values and you will get your average (59.6)

Sorry could you just clarify what you mean by (ax+by)/100.. Sorry having a dumb day

cheers

You want to find the weighted mean.

You got 56 in Ass. 1 which is worth 40%.
You got 62 in Ass. 2 which is worth 60%.

56(40) + 62(60)
---------------
40 + 60

uart
Hi I am trying to calculate a result for a module I took...
Jamie

Wow, I really hope it wasn't a module in mathematics. :tongue:

Here's how I think of it:

40% of Assignment1 + 60% of Assignment2 = 100% of your grade

0.40(56) + 0.6(62) = 22.4 + 37.2 = 59.6

100% of 59.6 is 59.6.