The term "Consecutively" in Sequencing Games

Darkhawk
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The term "Consecutively" in Sequencing Games

Postby Darkhawk » Sun Mar 04, 2012 9:34 pm

I have a sequencing game in which I need to place nine people.

Among other things, I'm told that A<E.

Then, for one of the questions, I'm told:
"Frank, Iris, Anna, and Evan perform consecutively"

I just wanted to clarify:
does "consecutively" in this case mean F I A E
or does it just mean that they could be in any order so long as the four are a group and A is before E? I'm never given any information on F or I.

unitball
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Re: The term "Consecutively" in Sequencing Games

Postby unitball » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:01 am

immediately one after another in any order except A has to be before E.

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Re: The term "Consecutively" in Sequencing Games

Postby unitball » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:04 am

I have a question about the following language...


" A is before G and after P, which comes before L".


the part of the sentence that says "which comes before L" is referring to P right? or is it referring to A or G?

I interpret the rule to mean this...

P>A>G, and P>L

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Re: The term "Consecutively" in Sequencing Games

Postby kaiser » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:06 am

unitball wrote:I have a question about the following language...


" A is before G and after P, which comes before L".


the part of the sentence that says "which comes before L" is referring to P right? or is it referring to A or G?

I interpret the rule to mean this...

P>A>G, and P>L


Yes, that is correct

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Re: The term "Consecutively" in Sequencing Games

Postby unitball » Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:34 am

^thanks

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Re: The term "Consecutively" in Sequencing Games

Postby Darkhawk » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:16 pm

unitball wrote:immediately one after another in any order except A has to be before E.


So then my options are
F I A E
F A I E
A I F E
A F I E
I F A E
I A F E
A E F I
A E I F

So what "consecutively" really means is "found in a group of four within the larger group of nine". I've done this before in pairs or threes, i.e. B and D are consecutive = B D or D B, or A B and D are consecutive = A B D or B A D or D B A etc. etc.

This foursome really threw me for a loop in the question I was doing. The scenario doesn't really matter, but I had thought that F I A E was cemented in this context, and so I couldn't understand when the answer key said I was wrong because "I didn't have enough information".




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