## How do you diagram this grouping rule

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flounder

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### How do you diagram this grouping rule

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

A-B-C-?

giantsfan703

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### Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

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

flounder

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### Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

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?

KevinP

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### Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

Here's how I would probably do it. I'd just list the 2 possibilities.

bruss

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### Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

--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.

msuz

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### Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

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.

imjustjoking22

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### Re: How do you diagram this grouping rule

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

This!