flybry2000

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Who wants to help me with this one? If you get it right you will get a 34 in the QR section...

In a given course a student recieves prelimenary exmination scores of 81,81 and 95. The final examination is weighed for one-third and the average of the prelimenary grades is weighed as 2/3 of the final grade. What should the final examination grade be for a semester average of 90?

A) 99
B) 96
C) 93
D) 88
E) 87


Answer is B

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flybry2000

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Alright guys,

Here's what I've come up with. My Lab partner used to be a teacher, so I knew she would know this one. The answer is not 99, which is what I was getting the first time around as well. So first you take the average of pre-lims (81+85+950/3= 87. Then you go: 2/3(87)+1/3*x=90 Rearrange:1/3*x=32 x=96;)

Thx for the posts! (you to RCT PC CRN) I've seen you answer alot of my questions!
 

UndergradGuy7

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Alright guys,

Here's what I've come up with. My Lab partner used to be a teacher, so I knew she would know this one. The answer is not 99, which is what I was getting the first time around as well. So first you take the average of pre-lims (81+85+950/3= 87. Then you go: 2/3(87)+1/3*x=90 Rearrange:1/3*x=32 x=96;)

Thx for the posts! (you to RCT PC CRN) I've seen you answer alot of my questions!

Why are you using 81, 85, and 95 as the preliminary scores? In the first post it says 81, 81, 95... unless you made a typo?
 

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Why are you using 81, 85, and 95 as the preliminary scores? In the first post it says 81, 81, 95... unless you made a typo?
Hah yeah. Maybe he did it wrong the first time because he used 81, 81 and 95. 99 is the answer if you use 81, 81 and 95.
 

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Wow. you need to get 98 on final to get 90 average ... when the final is worth 33% of the whole grade... Doesn't this make anybody else feel depressed? lol
 
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flybry2000

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Ah my bad,

Sorry for the confusion! Yes it was a typo the first time....