# How to use a number variable to determine a percentage

I have created an exercise with 19 questions in Storyline 1. Each question has a "Correct" and an "Incorrect" layer. I want to have a simple Results slide that shows how many questions the learner got right, and what percentage that is of 19.

I created a variable called NumberCorrect, which starts at 0 and increases by 1 each time the timeline starts on a question's "Correct" layer. What I can't figure out is what to do to fill in the blank here:

You answered %NumberCorrect% of 19 questions correctly, for a score of ___%.

I have a feeling this is simple, but I'm stuck. Can someone please enlighten me?

Thanks!

###### 7 Replies

1. Create a variable PercentScore (or whatever). The create triggers to:

2. Assign PercentScore = NumberCorrect

3. Multiply PercentScore by 100

4. Divide PercentScore by 19

Thanks, Michael, for the almost IMMEDIATE response! I have gotten this far…

Do I just fill in my blank like this:

You answered %NumberCorrect% of 19 questions correctly, for a score of %PercentScore%%.

Hey, got it Michael. That was right. I answered my own question.

Thank you very much for your help!

Norma Miller

Hey, got it Michael. That was right. I answered my own question.

Thank you very much for your help!

The answer is yes (or 42, or whatever) :-)

Glad that Michael was able to assist you here Norma :) Thanks for the update.

Thanks, Leslie!

Hi, Norma -- Glad you are all set! I just wanted to stop in and note that when you reply via email, it looks like the confidentiality notice in your signature is displayed publicly here in the thread. Please feel free to edit to remove that information if you wish. :)