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« on: 02/04/2008 13:25:07 »
Can someone please explain to me what a GPA is (I know it's stands for grade point average) and how they come to the result.

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« Reply #1 on: 02/04/2008 13:46:38 »
Can someone please explain to me what a GPA is (I know it's stands for grade point average) and how they come to the result.

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It means the average of all your grade averages.
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« Reply #2 on: 02/04/2008 14:07:23 »
so every end of year grade (point score) is averaged?

maths - 89
English - 76
Science - 91
economics - 84
Phys ed - 80

GPA = 84

yes?

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« Reply #3 on: 02/04/2008 17:24:24 »
sounds right.
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« Reply #4 on: 02/04/2008 17:28:29 »
Good Job Ben!

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« Reply #5 on: 02/04/2008 17:30:35 »
Nothing is absolute. It takes a thousand people to make a stereotype, only one to grind it into the dust.

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« Reply #6 on: 02/04/2008 18:17:48 »
In university the GPA system is a little different.

The school from which I graduated uses a 4 point system.

A - 4
B - 3
C - 2
D - 1
F - 0

so a semester of 2 B's, 2 A's and a C would yield a GPA of 3.0
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« Reply #7 on: 02/04/2008 19:10:23 »
actually, it would give you a 3.2

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there, just signed JimBob up for remedial math at the local high school.
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« Reply #8 on: 02/04/2008 22:48:22 »
Goooolllly - thanks Bass!
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« Reply #9 on: 03/04/2008 01:08:57 »
In university the GPA system is a little different.

The school from which I graduated uses a 4 point system.

A - 4
B - 3
C - 2
D - 1
F - 0

so a semester of 2 B's, 2 A's and a C would yield a GPA of 3.0



ah, this is the GPA that I kept hearing about and couldn't understand where they got such small numbers from by simply averaging.. thankyou

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« Reply #10 on: 03/04/2008 01:10:05 »
yeah that's what we've got here.