38 out of 48 Test Score

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What grade is 38 out of 48?

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79.17% C+

A score of 38 out of 48 on a test, assignment or class is a 79.17% percentage grade. 10 questions were wrong or points missed.

A 79% is a C+ letter grade. A letter grade C+ means satisfactory or average performance. The teacher may round up the 79.17% to a 80% for a B- letter grade.

The grade point equivalent to a C+ is a 2.3 GPA for this score. If rounding up to a B-, the GPA is a 2.7.

Letter Grades for 48 question test

Grade Correct Incorrect Percent
A+47 to 480 to 197.92 to 100.00
A45 to 462 to 393.75 to 95.83
B+42 to 435 to 687.50 to 89.58
B40 to 417 to 883.33 to 85.42
C+37 to 3810 to 1177.08 to 79.17
C-34 to 3513 to 1470.83 to 72.92
D31 to 3216 to 1764.58 to 66.67
D-29 to 3018 to 1960.42 to 62.50
F0 to 2820 to 480.00 to 58.33

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 38/48 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 38 out of 48 a good grade?

A score of 38/48 equates to a C+. C+ isn't a bad grade, but it's not a good grade either. You're falling short of other students' performance with a C+. A C+ is a bit below the average for most high school students (B letter grades).

Is a 38 out of 48 a C+ or a B- grade?

38 out of 48 is right on the border between a C+ and a B-. It's equal to a 79.17% which is technically a C+. Because it's only 0.83 percentage points away from a B-, your teacher may give you a break and award you a B-.

How is a percentage calculated for 38 out of 48?

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 38/48 is
38 ÷ 48 × 100 = 79.17%
On a 48 question test, if you miss 10 and get 38 right, you will have a 79.17%.

How is a letter grade determined for 38 out of 48?

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 79.17% is in the 77-79% range. This corresponds with the letter grade "C+". Thus, a 79.17% grade is a C+.

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