This is for some software I'm writing.
I have a number of fields, all of which have a score input which allows a percentage of 0-100. Each field has a "weight" property, which determines its significance, and should affect the overall calculated average of all the fields.
Field | Weight | Score % -------------------------------- A | 1.0 | 30 B | 2.0 | 57 C | 3.5 | 84 D | 1.0 | 91 E | 2.0 | 77 F | 4.0 | 12
The normal average of the scores would be
58.5 but the weight of each field should be applied to proportionally influence the average.
- Field B's score should be twice as important as Field A
- Field F's score should be four times as important as Field A
I would appreciate any explanation / pseudo-maths as to the most efficient way to approach this, and I will apply it to my software as appropriate.
If somebody could please tag this post appropriately - I'm not sure what to tag it with.