# If something is worth 35 marks but I want it to be worth 25 marks. How would I do that math.?

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- husoskiLv 73 years agoFavourite answer
Assuming you're marking assignments for a class...

For each assignment, if the score is n points out of a possible 35, then scale that proportionally: Multiply n by 5/7 (that's 25/35, reduced) and then round to the nearest unit that your gradebook allows. Some software gradebooks allow decimal fractions. Paper gradebooks may not have room in the column for 22.41 without resorting to an 0.3mm pen or something. :^)

Most modern gradebook software systems will do this for you, though. Check the docs, or talk to tech support, if you're using one of those.

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