How question weights work

Questions can be weighed on a scale from 0 to 10. If a question is weighed “0″ this means that any answer (Right or Wrong) will not bear any significance toward the final grade. If a question is weighed anywhere from “1-20″ this means that for the final grade, the points will be multiplied by the weight of the question and then divided by the sum of the weight on the test.



Below is an example;

Say you have 3 questions with weights 1, 2 and 4.

This implies that the second question gives twice the points of the first question and the third question gives 4 times the points of the initial question.

In order to grade the test, we would then multiply the answer on each question (either 1 if correct, or 0 if incorrect) by its weight and finally, divide the sum of the weight for all questions.

Score = (Q1*1 + Q2*2 + Q3*4) / 7

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