Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Hound dog, Mar 18, 2010.

1. ### Hound dogNana's are Beautiful

Can someone who knows how to do this type of math please answer this for me?

I had an average of 81 in pharm going into the exam. I got an 89 percent on the exam, which counts as 35 percent of the grade. Yet my final grade was an 84??? That just doesn't sound right but I have no clue how to do the math to check it.

I got a 97 on the medication surg exam.

I got a 76 on my fundamentals exam but that didn't surprise me as I didn't have much time to study for it with bff's funeral and such.

So I'm in for next quarter.

2. ### DammitJanetWell-Known MemberStaff Member

Well I think she did a weighted average from as far as my mind can tell. I stared at it and did this. 65% = 81 + 35% = 89 = final grade of average of 84.

Weighted average. 81+81+89=251/3=83.66667

Last edited: Mar 18, 2010
3. ### DammitJanetWell-Known MemberStaff Member

OMG...I just did MATH!

4. ### Hound dogNana's are Beautiful

But the 81 was my grade Before the final...........my final exam grade was an 89. So wouldn't it be the 89 + 35 percent or something like that?? I'm confused. This formula has always baffled me. lol

5. ### donna723Well-Known Member

Wow, Janet! I'm impressed!

6. ### trinityroyalWell-Known Member

Yup. The math works out.

The calculations work as follows:

Part 1: term mark, 81%

Since your term mark is worth 65% of your overall mark in the course, it is worth 65 points.
So, you calculate 81% of 65, which works out to 52.65.
So the first part of your course mark is 52.65 out of 65.

Part 2: exam mark, 89%

Since your exam mark is worth 35% of your overall course mark, it is worth 35 points.
So, you calculate 89% of 35, which works out to 31.15
So, the second part of your mark is 31.15 out of 35.

Then you add the pieces together.
65 + 35 = 100
52.65 + 31.15 = 83.80, which rounds up to 84.

So, you got 84 out of 100.

Congratulations Lisa! You did so well, and I'm very proud of you.

Trinity

7. ### Hound dogNana's are Beautiful

Thanks to you both for doing the math. And Trinity thanks for explainng it to me. I couldn't do this math before the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and after it......my brain looks at it and goes huh? lol

I worked my fanny off for that pharm grade and I'm proud of it.

Sadly we've already heard of one student who has failed. I haven't heard from any of the others who were on the line.

8. ### ShariIsItFridayYet?

Its right, but I can't think of any way to explain it that's not dumb.

Janet's explanation, tho, is very close. 35% is slightly more than 1/3 of your grade, so her idea is very close.

But if you want my dumb explanation, let me know.

9. ### DammitJanetWell-Known MemberStaff Member

Well I almost got it right. I knew it was something like that but I just couldnt pull that it exact formula out of my head. I knew it was a formula I sat and stared at this piece of paper where I had...81 % of 65 and 89% of 35...dang what to do, what to do. Then I added them up and it came up so darned close...I said...well...thats it! Weighted average!

10. ### Hound dogNana's are Beautiful

OMG!!!

I just checked the stats for the final grade!

An 89 was the HIGHEST grade on the final. And only 1 person got a 89!

ME!

I don't believe it.

And sadly, we've lost 2 more students who were on the line

11. ### gcvmomHere we go again!

Well we always knew you were a little miss smartie pharmy pants!

13. ### Hound dogNana's are Beautiful

LOL gvcmom, I'm glad you knew I was a Miss Pharmy pants, cuz I sure didn't know it! I didn't start catching on until fairly late into the quarter. Now I *think* I've finally figured out how to study pharm.

3 S, graduation is in end of August or beginning of Sept. Not sure when exactly because I don't know when that quarter actually ends. But I've still got one more faily hard quarter to get through. 4th quarter is supposed to be a breeze compared to the 1st 3. It's mostly clinicals with review for the Nclux exam.

14. ### JJJActive Member

Congrats on another successful quarter!

15. ### KTMom91Well-Known Member

LISA!!!! That's so great!!!! Highest grade in the class...just too cool!