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.

Grade | Correct | Incorrect | Percent |
---|---|---|---|

A+ | 194 to 200 | 0 to 6 | 97.00 to 100.00 |

A | 186 to 193 | 7 to 14 | 93.00 to 96.50 |

A- | 180 to 185 | 15 to 20 | 90.00 to 92.50 |

B+ | 174 to 179 | 21 to 26 | 87.00 to 89.50 |

B | 166 to 173 | 27 to 34 | 83.00 to 86.50 |

B- | 160 to 165 | 35 to 40 | 80.00 to 82.50 |

C+ | 154 to 159 | 41 to 46 | 77.00 to 79.50 |

C | 146 to 153 | 47 to 54 | 73.00 to 76.50 |

C- | 140 to 145 | 55 to 60 | 70.00 to 72.50 |

D+ | 134 to 139 | 61 to 66 | 67.00 to 69.50 |

D | 126 to 133 | 67 to 74 | 63.00 to 66.50 |

D- | 120 to 125 | 75 to 80 | 60.00 to 62.50 |

F | 0 to 119 | 81 to 200 | 0.00 to 59.50 |

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.

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.

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%.

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.