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02-26-2013, 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Dreakmur View Post
What way does the comparison go? Are we comparing 99 to 109 or 109 to 99?

99/109 = 0.908
109/99 = 1.101
I think it's something of a convention to divide the lower number by the higher number when telling the difference between them. A goal of a system like this should be to remove as few "outliers" as possible if you want the system to remain coherent.

(Of course, if you use Vs5, you never have to worry about outliers, but Vs5 supposedly gives really weird results for forwards who played in the shallow 1940s and early 50s, so people don't like using it).

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