# Calculate Average and Grade in Python

Please read this article whether you are a student looking to solve their basic school assignment or looking for some piece of code to build a grading system for a school or college.

## Calculate Average and Grade in Python

This test average and grade Python program has two main tasks.

- Calculate average marks against 5 subjects.
- Calculate the grade against the average marks.

Code example:

```
# Calculate average
def calculate_average(total):
return total / 5
# Grading scale
def find_score(grade):
if 90 <= grade <= 100:
return 'A'
elif 80 <= grade <= 89:
return 'B'
elif 70 <= grade <= 79:
return 'C'
elif 60 <= grade <= 69:
return 'D'
else:
return 'F'
# Enter marks of 5 subjects
scores = []
for i in range(1, 6):
score = int(input('Enter score {0}: '.format(i)))
print('That\'s a(n): ' + find_score(score))
scores.append(score)
# sum of all subject marks
total = sum(scores)
avg_marks = calculate_average(total)
final_grade = find_score(avg_marks)
print('Average grade is: ' + str(avg_marks))
print("That's a(n): " + str(final_grade))
```

Output:

```
Enter score 1: 99
That's a(n): A
Enter score 2: 98
That's a(n): A
Enter score 3: 78
That's a(n): C
Enter score 4: 95
That's a(n): A
Enter score 5: 87
That's a(n): B
Average grade is: 91.4
That's a(n): A
```

Basically we have two core functions in this program, `find_score()`

and `calculate_average()`

. The `find_score()`

function receives a parameter from the user as subject marks, and the function accordingly grades each subject marks with `if-else`

conditional logic.

The subject marks for each subject are stored in the array `scores[]`

, and the sum of the array is passed to the `calculate_average()`

function, which returns the average of total marks.

**Zeeshan Afridi**

Zeeshan is a detail oriented software engineer that helps companies and individuals make their lives and easier with software solutions.

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