When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

kovacs
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When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby kovacs » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:05 pm

Say for example, there are 7 swimming lanes. What is the lowest-numbered lane? 1 or 7?

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glucose101
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Re: When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby glucose101 » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:07 pm

The lower number means, literally, the lowest number. So in your example, 1 would be the lowest numbered lane.

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Re: When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby Nulli Secundus » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:08 pm

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Re: When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby seancris » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:09 pm

What is the lowest-numbered lane? 1 or 7?


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Re: When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby kovacs » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:09 pm

So, highest rank is obviously #1, whereas lowest number out of seven is #1.
Relative in former, and absolute in latter.

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Re: When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby Paraflam » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:11 pm

kovacs wrote:So, highest rank is obviously #1, whereas lowest number out of seven is #1.
Relative in former, and absolute in latter.

Yeah, be careful with that wording, it's easy to get tripped up and get the two confused. Usually you'll see "lowest numbered"

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Re: When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby incompetentia » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:18 pm

2?


288?

Seriously, ranks work in the reverse order of numbers. It means exactly what it means.

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Re: When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby SoPro » Sat Jun 25, 2011 5:26 pm

kovacs wrote:So, highest rank is obviously #1, whereas lowest number out of seven is #1.
Relative in former, and absolute in latter.



Like the guy said above, be careful. Swimming lanes or, for example, the lanes on a track don't have anything to do with "rank". If the question talks about 7 swimming lanes consecutively numbered 1 through 7, 7 will be the highest number and 1 the lowest.


If the question says 7 people compete in a race. R finishes first, whereas T finishes third etc., that's a different kind of question. Now you're dealing with the order in which the sprinters finish the race. 1 (1st place) is the highest rank and 7 is the lowest (last place).

Pretty obvious, but I can see how you could get confused.

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Re: When there is no rank, what does lower/higher number mean??

Postby Sloth Hero » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:59 pm

Why the rush to commodify? I prefer treating the lsat as if it were wizardry.




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