172 out of 200 Test Score

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What grade is 172 out of 200?

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86% B

A score of 172 out of 200 on a test, assignment or class is a 86% percentage grade. 28 questions were wrong or points missed.

A 86% is a B letter grade. A letter grade B means good or above average performance. To get the next higher letter grade available, you would need a score of 174 which would be a B+.

The grade point equivalent to a B is a 3.0 GPA for this score.

Letter Grades for 200 question test

Grade Correct Incorrect Percent
A+194 to 2000 to 697.00 to 100.00
A186 to 1937 to 1493.00 to 96.50
A-180 to 18515 to 2090.00 to 92.50
B+174 to 17921 to 2687.00 to 89.50
B166 to 17327 to 3483.00 to 86.50
B-160 to 16535 to 4080.00 to 82.50
C+154 to 15941 to 4677.00 to 79.50
C146 to 15347 to 5473.00 to 76.50
C-140 to 14555 to 6070.00 to 72.50
D+134 to 13961 to 6667.00 to 69.50
D126 to 13367 to 7463.00 to 66.50
D-120 to 12575 to 8060.00 to 62.50
F0 to 11981 to 2000.00 to 59.50

About this calculator

This easy grade calculator can be used for quickly determining the percentage, letter grade and GPA for any test, quiz or exam. It can also be used when calculating an overall score in a class. This page is pre-populated showing the results for the particular calculation 172/200 as a percentage and as a grade. You can access the default calculator here.

To use, input the total number of questions or maximum points available in the "Questions" field. Next either enter the number of correct or incorrect answers in the respective fields. You only need to enter one, the other one will calculate automatically. Your results will appear as you type.

The result will compute the score as a percentage, the letter grade for the score and the GPA for the letter grade. The calculator will also indicate when a score is within one percent of the breakpoint between letter grades where it is appropriate to round up the grade.

Additionally you will see a letter grading scale table which shows every letter grade available for the number of questions on the test. This table indicates the correct and incorrect ranges for each letter grade along with the percentage ranges. Note that on some tests, letter grades are skipped - this is not a mistake. This happens on tests with fewer questions as each question is worth a significant percent of the overall score and significantly moves the letter grade.


Is a 172 out of 200 a good grade?

A score of 172/200 equates to a B. A B is a good grade and demonstrates you know the class material well. Traditionally a B means "above average", however in reality it's about average for most high school students.

How is a percentage calculated for 172 out of 200?

The math is pretty simple to determine the percentage grade on a test as it's simple division and multiplication. The ratio of correct to total number of questions can be expressed as a fraction
correct answers / total questions
The fraction is converted into a decimal using correct answers as the numerator and total questions as the denominator. Divide the correct answers by total questions and you have the answer in decimal form.
correct answers ÷ total questions = decimal
Now to convert into a percent, multiply the decimal times 100. This is your answer.
decimal × 100 = percent answer
In this particular case, the formula for calculating the grade percent 172/200 is
172 ÷ 200 × 100 = 86%
On a 200 question test, if you miss 28 and get 172 right, you will have a 86%.

How is a letter grade determined for 172 out of 200?

To determine the letter grade, we must make use of a letter grade scale lookup table. You can find one here.

Take the percentage calculated for the test and locate the corresponding range in the percent column. The letter grade for that row is the letter grade for this test.

For this score, we find our 86% is in the 83-86% range. This corresponds with the letter grade "B". Thus, a 86% grade is a B.

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