This is the question i was given
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Here is a program that prompts the user to enter a student’s marks, and then prints out whether they have passed or failed a unit.
'''calculate a students grade given their final mark'''

def calcFinal( asg1, asg2, exam ):
final = asg1 + asg2 + exam
return final

def main():
asg1Mark = int(raw_input("Enter Asg1 mark: "))
asg2Mark = int(raw_input("Enter Asg2 mark: "))
examMark = int(raw_input("Enter Exam mark: "))

finalMark = calcFinal(asg1Mark, asg2Mark, examMark)
print "Final mark is %d, grade is" % finalMark,
if finalMark < 50:
print "Fail"
else:
print "Pass"

main()
Modify the program so that it prints out the students grade, assuming standard university cutoffs for the different grades( ie < 50 FAIL, <65 PASS, < 75 CREDIT, < 85 DISTINCTION, and >= 85 HIGH DISTINCTION.
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and this is code ive been working on

'''calculate a students grade given their final mark''' 

def calcFinal( asg1, asg2, exam ): 
    final = asg1 + asg2 + exam
    return final 

def main(): 
    asg1Mark = int(raw_input("Enter Asg1 mark: ")) 
    asg2Mark = int(raw_input("Enter Asg2 mark: ")) 
    examMark = int(raw_input("Enter Exam mark: ")) 

    finalMark = calcFinal(asg1Mark, asg2Mark, examMark) 
    print "Final mark is %d, grade is" % finalMark,

    
    if finalMark < 50: 
        print "Fail"
    elif finalMark < 65:
        print "Pass"
    elif finalMark < 75:
        print "credit"
    elif finalMark < 85:
        print "Distinction"
    elif finalMark >= 85:
        print "High Distinction"
    elif finalMark < 100:
        print "High Distinction"
    else:
        print "Invaild selction"

main()

But its not getting the result i wanted :(
If anyone can point out my mistake or help me out'
please reply

Edited 6 Years Ago by vegaseat: added some code tags

So, what result to you want to get?

If the highest final grade cannot exceed 100, then rewrite your if statments like this ...

if finalMark < 50: 
        print "Fail"
    elif finalMark < 65:
        print "Pass"
    elif finalMark < 75:
        print "Credit"
    elif finalMark < 85:
        print "Distinction"
    elif finalMark <= 100:
        print "High Distinction"
    else:
        print "Invaild selection"

Edited 6 Years Ago by vegaseat: n/a

Somthing like this,i make a mark_check() function.
Use exception handling to catch wrong input.

Not much wrong with you code just test the if-elif-else condition to get the result you want.

def calcFinal():
    while True:
        try:
            asg1Mark = int(raw_input("Enter Asg1 mark: ")) 
            asg2Mark = int(raw_input("Enter Asg2 mark: ")) 
            examMark = int(raw_input("Enter Exam mark: ")) 
            final = asg1Mark + asg2Mark + examMark         
            return final
        except ValueError:
            print 'Only numbers,try again'

def mark_check(finalMark):
    print "Final mark is %d, grade is" % finalMark,  
    if finalMark < 50: 
        print "Fail"
    elif finalMark <= 65:
        print "Pass"
    elif finalMark <= 75:
        print "credit"
    elif finalMark <= 85:
        print "Distinction"
    elif finalMark >= 85:
        print "High Distinction"   
    else:
        print "Invaild selction"

def main():
    finalMark = calcFinal() 
    mark_check(finalMark)

if __name__ == "__main__":
    main()
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