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Example Diagrams

Anyone wishing to may use any of these images (click to enlarge) for their courses. In all these cases, the partial derivative at F = L under optimal conditions (M = PL = 100) and probable conditions (M = F and PL = 80) is between 1.16666 and 4; and 1.1666 and 2.6. The second suggests that an increase in grade on the final of 1 will result at most at a change in the overall grade of 2.6.

This page has three cases based on the percentage weight of the Final-Midterm-Projects/Laboratories.

Each of these is further sub-divided as to when projects/laboratories begin having non-zero weight (either 40 or 50) and when projects/laboratories have full weight (either 50 or 60). In each case, the formula below the images gives the result for the transition zone.

If there is a situation which is not listed here, please contact me.

Final:50-Midterm:25-Projects/Labs:25

  Final/Midterm Split

(0.5*F + 0.25*M)*(50 - F)/7.5 + (0.5*F+ 0.25*M + 0.25*PL)*(F - 40)/10


(0.5*F + 0.25*M)*(60 - F)/15 + (0.5*F+ 0.25*M + 0.25*PL)*(F - 40)/20


(0.5*F + 0.25*M)*(60 - F)/7.5 + (0.5*F+ 0.25*M + 0.25*PL)*(F - 50)/10

  100% Final

F*(50 - F)/10 + (0.5*F+ 0.25*M + 0.25*PL)*(F - 40)/10


F*(60 - F)/20 + (0.5*F+ 0.25*M + 0.25*PL)*(F - 40)/20


F*(60 - F)/10 + (0.5*F+ 0.25*M + 0.25*PL)*(F - 50)/10




Final:50-Midterm:20-Projects/Labs:30

  Final/Midterm Split

(0.5*F + 0.2*M)*(50 - F)/7 + (0.5*F+ 0.2*M + 0.3*PL)*(F - 40)/10


(0.5*F + 0.2*M)*(60 - F)/14 + (0.5*F+ 0.2*M + 0.3*PL)*(F - 40)/20


(0.5*F + 0.2*M)*(60 - F)/7 + (0.5*F+ 0.2*M + 0.3*PL)*(F - 50)/10

  100% Final

F*(50 - F)/10 + (0.5*F+ 0.2*M + 0.3*PL)*(F - 40)/10


F*(60 - F)/20 + (0.5*F+ 0.2*M + 0.3*PL)*(F - 40)/20


F*(60 - F)/10 + (0.5*F+ 0.2*M + 0.3*PL)*(F - 50)/10




Final:50-Midterm:10-Projects/Labs:40

  Final/Midterm Split

(0.5*F + 0.1*M)*(50 - F)/6 + (0.5*F+ 0.1*M + 0.4*PL)*(F - 40)/10


(0.5*F + 0.1*M)*(60 - F)/12 + (0.5*F+ 0.1*M + 0.4*PL)*(F - 40)/20


(0.5*F + 0.1*M)*(60 - F)/6 + (0.5*F+ 0.1*M + 0.4*PL)*(F - 50)/10

  100% Final

F*(50 - F)/10 + (0.5*F+ 0.1*M + 0.4*PL)*(F - 40)/10


F*(60 - F)/20 + (0.5*F+ 0.1*M + 0.4*PL)*(F - 40)/20


F*(60 - F)/10 + (0.5*F+ 0.1*M + 0.4*PL)*(F - 50)/10