Okay, so I am trying to figure out how in the world my professor evaluates our final grade for the course and it is a rather strange and confusing method. I need help figuring out how to calculate my grades thus far so I can see what I will need to make on the final. Here's what he has in the syllabus about how to determine the final grade: "The basis for your grade will be a weighted average of the following elements: Home- work 30 points Midterm exams 20 points for each of two Final exam 30 points Quizzes 15 points. Each student's grade in the course will be computed according to the fol- lowing scheme: (i) For each gradiing element (HW, each exam, quizzes) your grade will be divided by the class average. (ii) Those numbers will then be added together with the weightings stated above. The result will then be a number a grade index for each student. That grade index, and only that grade index, will be used to determine which students get A, which get B, and so forth. The number of A's, of B's, etc. will be based partially on the traditional grade distribution in this course, and partially on how well the class does compared to absolute standards. You are responsible for understanding the basis for grading and the rules of the course. There will be no sympathy for claims, for example, that you did not know the rules covering late homework. If you have any questions about grading, ask them at the start of the course." Can anyone help?