How do you diagram this grouping rule

flounder
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How do you diagram this grouping rule

Postby flounder » Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:17 am

A comes before B
B comes before C
D comes after C or before E but not both?

A-B-C-?

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giantsfan703
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Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

Postby giantsfan703 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:49 am

the last rule means that d cannot come in between e and c. it's either before both, or after both.

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Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

Postby flounder » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:44 am

Thanks Giants fan. I guess I can figure out a way to diagram it that will make sense to me. Maybe I will list it before and after and cirle each.

Anyone else have any ideas?

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Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

Postby KevinP » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:37 pm

Here's how I would probably do it. I'd just list the 2 possibilities.
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Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

Postby bruss » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:39 pm

--d--d----- d
a>b>c>e

Notice how "d" is BTW b>c and the other "d" is after "e"
If u diagram it this way u can easily c where d needs to be at all times. Should take u 6mins at the most to finish the game now

Edit: for clarity. Ignore dashes
Last edited by bruss on Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:23 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

Postby msuz » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:45 pm

I just deleted a post bc I diagrammed it wrong. I would use 2 diagrams, but maybe there is a better way. I have to use * for the empty spaces to show the arrows, but... Here is how I would do it:

(1)
A>B>C
- - - - - > D
E

Since E is on the bottom of the bracket, it can be anywhere in the line as long as it is before D.

and (2)

A>B<
******\
******C
D> - - - -
******E

Since the arrow from the C to the AB chain is to the left of the C, this means that C must come after A and B. Since C and E come after the D bracket, they must be after D but it doesnt matter what order. And D can be anywhere, as long as it is before C and E.

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Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

Postby imjustjoking22 » Fri Sep 09, 2011 11:27 pm

KevinP wrote:Here's how I would probably do it. I'd just list the 2 possibilities.
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This!




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