## If a game says each variable "dates from 6th century to 9th"

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Hoping4Happiness

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### If a game says each variable "dates from 6th century to 9th"

If a game says each variable "dates from 6th century to 9th" or the kids were born from "1995-1999" or what have you, does this mean that you have to have the earliest/ latest? Or could a possible solution be thy the earliest would be '96? Would that mean its technically not from 95-99?

Jeffort

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### Re: If a game says each variable "dates from 6th century to 9th"

It depends on what other rules/restrictions the particular game includes regarding the positions in the sequence. Does the game say or otherwise establish that exactly or at least one kid is born in each of the years or not?

The answer to your question is specific to the parameters of each individual game. Some linear games don't require you to fill every slot in the sequence, others do. It depends on the rules of the game. This is an important preliminary issue you must determine with each sequencing game while setting it up. If you have read the LGB, it talks about games being overloaded, underfunded, etc. to get you to focus on determining what the variable distribution parameters actually are for each game since they are context specific.

manofjustice

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### Re: If a game says each variable "dates from 6th century to 9th"

Jeffort is right.

You are asking too much of logic games rules. There is no truth, nor insight, nor description, nor accuracy, nor representation to a set of logical rules. They are dead, hollow, wooden things, that serve only themselves. Thus, if a set of five things is lowest at 10 at highest at 15, it is equally logical to say the things range from 10 to 15 or from 5 to 20 or from 0 to 25 or from -5 to 30. To say "the things range from 10 to 15" when the lowest is 10 and the highest is 15 is no more "true" than to say "the things range from -5 to 30." Because logic is disconnected from meaning. Logic is a set of rules. Anything "true"--or "having a positive truth function," in the parlance of logic--isn't really true at all. Nor false. It's nothing. It just fails to contradict with the set of rules...a pretty low bar, in the grand scheme of things.

So, develop that cold, passionless, hardhearted relationship with logic, and you won't get tripped up by your normal, human self trying to make meaningful sense of what you read.

Hoping4Happiness

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### Re: If a game says each variable "dates from 6th century to 9th"

Excellent answers guys thank you so much, I'm on my phone so I can't clearly see the second posters name but your answer was perfect and made me laugh too. Thank you.