Im too lazy to do the math, help me!

Discus: What Are My Chances?: February 2003 Archive: Im too lazy to do the math, help me!
 By scale on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 11:29 pm: Edit

if a 2.00 is 75% on a 4.00 scale, what is 94.9 equal to on a 4.0 scale?

 By interestingquandary on Thursday, February 20, 2003 - 11:59 pm: Edit

2.53?

 By me on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 01:33 am: Edit

I think you're going about this conversion all wrong. I assume you're trying to convert your single, final 94.9 percentage GPA to an unweighted GPA on the 4.0 scale.

Rather than just convert your single numeric percentage, why don't you directly calculate your unweighted GPA on a 4.0 scale by using all your individual semester grades.

All individual semester grades between a 90% to 100% = A (or 4)
80% to 89.9% = B (or 3)
70% to 79.9% = C (or 2)
etc,

Average the values associated with letter grades to come up with an unweighted GPA.

This system does not differentiate between a high or a low grade -- in other words, a 90% and a 100% will still get an A. (An A is an A is an A...)

I would predict that your 94.9 percentage could be in the mid to upper 3's, or it could even be a 4.0 if all your individual grades fall between 90% and 100%.

 By Cornellian 07 on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 11:22 am: Edit

If you think about it, there are 2 points between a C (75%) and an A (95%). So each .1 represents 1 percentage point. So 94.9 would be 3.99, which is .01 points (.1%) lower than 95% (which is an A, or a 4.0)

 By your local mayor on Friday, February 21, 2003 - 06:54 pm: Edit

ah, just round it and give the student a 4.0