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    alienpig is offline Newbie
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    Smile How to demonstrate this meaning in a concise manner?

    Hello, I am long wondering how to demonstrate this meaning:
    for example, there are four numbers, a, b, c and d, from the largest to the smallest: a, b, c, d.
    How can I make my readers know this meaning without ambiguity in academic writing?
    THX a lot!

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    Default Re: How to demonstrate this meaning in a concise manner?

    A, the largest number, through D, the smallest.




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    Default Re: How to demonstrate this meaning in a concise manner?

    Quote Originally Posted by JTRiff View Post
    A, the largest number, through D, the smallest.




    not a teacher
    thank you. Humm..but it seems not suitable for academic writing

    how about this:

    the value decreases monotonically from A to D?

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    Default Re: How to demonstrate this meaning in a concise manner?

    Wow! Monotonically had me reaching for the dictionary.


    1 Mathematics (of a function or quantity) varying in such a way that it either never decreases or never increases.
    (WordReference dictionary.)

    So that won't do, then.

    How about 'There are four numbers - a, b, c and d, in decreasing order of magnitude.'

    Rover

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