The course credit hours and grades for Greg's fall semester are given below. At his college the grade point value assigned for each grade is as follows: A = 6 points,   B = 4 points,   C = 2...

The course credit hours and grades for Greg's fall semester are given below.

At his college the grade point value assigned for each grade is as follows:

A = 6 points,   B = 4 points,   C = 2 points,  and  D = 1 point:

Given the table below what is Greg's grade point average (GPA)?

Course Credits Grade

Communications

1

B

Accounting

5

C

Mathematics

2

A

Economics

4

C

Marketing

3

D

Computers

2

A

Total

17

 

Round your final answer properly to two decimal places, if applicable.

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steveschoen | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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Hi, Mavig,

First, you would multiply the number of credit hours by the number of points for each grade.  For example, Communications was a 1 credit hour class.  And, the students received a B in the class, which corresponds to 4 points.  So:

1*4 = 4

You would do that with each class first:

Communications - 1*4 = 4

Accounting - 5*2 = 10

Math - 2*6 = 12

Economics - 4*2 = 8

Marketing - 3*1 = 3

Computers - 2*6 = 12

Adding these up, 4+10+12+8+3+12 = 49 total points.

Now, you divide that by the total number of hours the student took, which is 17 hours.  So:

49/17 = 2.88

So, the GPA = 2.88

Good luck, Quddoos.  I hope this helps.

Till Then,

Steve

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Zaca | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Salutatorian

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GPA = (acquired points / total possible points) * 6` `

(if on a 6.0 scale)

Acquired point per class = number of hours * grade point

Communications : 1 * 4 = 4 points

Accounting: 5 * 2 = 10 points

Math: 2 * 6 = 12 points

Econ: 4 * 2 = 8 points

Marketing: 3 * 1 = 3 points

Computers: 2 * 6 = 12 points

Total acquired: 4 + 10 + 12 + 8 + 3 + 12 = 49 points

Total possible points: hours * highest possible grade = 17 * 6 = 102 points

GPA = 49/102  * 6 = 2.88

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mavig | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Honors

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This is the table I am reffering to

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