Read a file txt and calculate the average of students grades in C#

Good morning, I’m trying to build a program in C # that will read the highest grades from a file called Grades.txt in the first step and save it in another file called Bestgrades.txt, in the second step it will calculate the average grades and save it in another AvgGrades .txt file. I am blocked, how to read the maximum and average marks? What I did was create a txt file with student id, last name and grades.

Can someone help me please?

Here is my code :

using System;
using System.Collections.Generic;
using System.IO;
using System.Linq;
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using System.Text;

class Projekt
    static void Main(string() args)
        string filePath = @"C:UsersDesktopGrades.txt.txt";
        List<string> lines = File.ReadAllLines(filePath).ToList();
        foreach (String line in lines)

        string oldPath = @"C:UsersDesktopGrades.txt.txt"; 
        string newpath = @"C:UsersDesktop"; ;
        string Bestgrades = "Bestgrades.txt.txt ";
        FileInfo f1 = new FileInfo(oldPath);
        if (f1.Exists)
            if (!Directory.Exists(newpath))
            f1.CopyTo(string.Format("{0}{1}{2}", newpath, Bestgrades, f1.Extension));

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Thank you very much in advance.

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I originally posted this over on Software Engineering, but it was suggested that I repost it here.

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I searched the web and a lot of people suggested using a Taylor Series to calculate exp_e(). I did that and found that it requires about 2 iterations per digit for accurate results. Only two multiplies and one divide per iteration. This is still a bit steep in terms of CPU cycles especially when some FP numbers can be 100 digits long.

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My try:
I drew the F.B.D. like this,

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and from equation of equilibrium,
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implies Pcos 45^0+N=W\
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G           H
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I would like to get a column with the difference between H and G. So I would be filled with -02:30.

When I do a simple calculation, like G2-H2, I get 22:00 as a result.

Any ideas on how to fix this?

I saw this post How to handle Negative Time Delta in Google Spreadsheets, but none of them have the solution I’m looking for.

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Given a random variable whose density is given by a uniform distribution, can we use the expected value to calculate another expected value?

If given a random variable X whose density is given by the following uniform distribution, p(x)=

( begin{cases}
1 & if 0 <x < 40 \
0 & elsewise


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and take our final answer as the result of this or like this?

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and then we would square the latter to get the cost?

They seem very similar yet they yield different results. Can anyone explain what the procedure is here and why?