# Calculating the Average of a Quiz Score

Hi All,

I need some help using the division function in variables

I have created a quiz that has 8 multiple choice questions--each question has 5 possible answers, and each answer is scored with a value of 1 to 5.

My result slide adds up the value of my multiple choice questions with the built in score variable Results.ScorePoints.  All good up to this point.

Here's what I can't figure out--I want to create an "average score" for the eight questions--I want to take the result.scorepoints and divide it by 8.  I can't figure out how to make it work.

Any thoughts on how to construct this variable?  I'm doing this because I am using the quiz function to create a personal skill assessment.  I want the result to be calculated as an average of the 8 different questions.

Thanks!

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Oh, I think I figured  out a very inelegant solution.  I created an additional variable called "result average" that replicated the quiz score.  Then I divided the "result average" by 8--and triggered that by the timeline.   I think I had the triggers mis-ordered.

If you have a better solution, please share it.  Otherwise I have enjoyed talking to myself today!

Hi Jodi,

I think that your solution is the best way to go about it! Unfortunately there's no way to access and work with the default score variable.