# What does weight mean?

#1

Student Becomes the Teacher 2.2

Codeacdemy says "Multiply the 3 averages by their weights and return the sum of those three. Homework is 10%, quizzes are 30% and tests are 60%." What does weight mean?

``````lloyd = {
"name": "Lloyd",
"homework": [90.0, 97.0, 75.0, 92.0],
"quizzes": [88.0, 40.0, 94.0],
"tests": [75.0, 90.0]
}
alice = {
"name": "Alice",
"homework": [100.0, 92.0, 98.0, 100.0],
"quizzes": [82.0, 83.0, 91.0],
"tests": [89.0, 97.0]
}
tyler = {
"name": "Tyler",
"homework": [0.0, 87.0, 75.0, 22.0],
"quizzes": [0.0, 75.0, 78.0],
"tests": [100.0, 100.0]
}

def average(numbers):
total = sum(numbers)
total = float(total)

def get_average(student):
homework = average(student["homework"])
quizzes = average(student["quizzes"])
tests = average(student["tests"])``````

#2

Weight is how much each assignment in the class(quizzes, tests, homework) is worth. For example it says:

which means that 30% of the final grade is found by the grade of quizzes.

While tests are worth 60% of the final grade. That means that tests have more importance in the final grade and weigh more. Does that make sense?

#3

Oh man, thank you so much I was lost on this for hours

#4