my 3rd year applied combinatorics prof is a god-tier mathematician. He passed BOTH the Life Actuary and Casualty Actuary exams before age 25.
His applied combinatorics course had 2 mid terms worth 20% each and a final exam worth 50%. 10% in weekly assignments.
3 of 30 students passed the first mid term. When asked if he would adjust the grades to allow more people to pass he said
" when i flip a coin 30 times and it comes up tails 27 times i do not statistically adjust this result. i note it as a special and unusual case".
Translation: "we got 27 morons in this room of 30 so don't tell me to change the grades, loser".
i spent many a romantic friday evening with my applied combinatorics textbook during that term of school.