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PostPosted: Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:01 am 
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VR Question, which letter is lowest in the alphabet? A or Z?

I'm thinking 'A'


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:04 pm 
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lowest is Z


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 4:17 pm 
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luxor1706 wrote:
lowest is Z


Your dictionary must be quite unusual, with Zyzzogeton (a rare genus of South American leafhopper) as the first word on the first page.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:33 pm 
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Consensus is 'A' but.....it seems a strange question, where does it come from?

Is that the full question?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2012 9:38 pm 
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If you were going to assign a number to each letter I think most people would assign A=1 though to Z=26, so A would be the lowest, numerically.

However if you were asked to sort a pile of sheets of paper with names on into alphabetical order and then put the stack of papers on a table, most people would have A on the top and Z at the bottom (i.e. physically lowest).

So it depends upon the context of the question.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 8:41 am 
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This is a genuine VR exam question from 2 years ago which has always perplexed me


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