How to Find Out What I Need on My Final to Pass

Finals often make up a significant percentage of your grade.
••• Jupiterimages/BananaStock/Getty Images

Many classes have a final exam that accounts for a very significant percentage of your final grade in the class. To find the score you need to get on the final to pass, you need to know the percent of your grade the final comprises, your current grade in the class and the lowest passing grade. Knowing the final grade necessary to pass the class can motivate you to study harder, especially if you know that you need a very high score.

    Divide the percentage of your grade your final is worth by 100. For example, if your final is 40 percent of your grade, divide 40 by 100 to get 0.4.

    Subtract the Step 1 result from 1 to find the portion of your grade comprised of your other assignments. In this example, subtract 0.4 from 1 to get 0.6.

    Multiply your current grade in the class by the portion of your grade comprised of other assignments. For this example, if your current grade is a 75, multiply 75 by 0.6 to get 45.

    Subtract the Step 3 result from the passing grade for your class. In this example, if 70 is the lowest passing grade, subtract 45 from 70 to get 25.

    Divide the Step 4 result by the percentage of your grade your final makes up to find the grade you need on your final to pass. Finishing the example, divide 25 by 40 to get 0.625, meaning you need a 62.5 percent on your final to pass.

Related Articles

How to Calculate a Passing Grade for a Test
How to Calculate Weighted Class Grades
How to Figure Out the GPA of Your Major
How to Calculate Trimester GPA
How to Calculate What Grade I Need on the Final
How to Determine How Much Your Finals Affect Your Grade
How to Determine Your Practice CLEP Score
How do I Calculate a Test As 20% of a Grade?
How to Calculate the Percentage of a Grade
How to Calculate Your GPA on a 4.0 Scale
Test Your Knowledge on Middle School Science
How to Calculate Your Grades
How to Configure a Grade Point Average
How to Find the Missing Number of the Given Mean
How to Calculate My Class Grade
How to Calculate the Percentage of a Number
How to Get Prepared for Seventh Grade
How to Calculate My Class Average
How to Convert Minutes to Percentages
How to Calculate School Grades by Percentage