Quandaries and Queries


Name: Amy

Who is asking: Teacher
Level: Secondary

I was wondering if there was a proper way to write the solution to a problem requiring consecutive integers? Is it okay to write the solution as 5,4,3,2,1 or must it be written as 1,2,3,4,5?



Hi Amy,

It is certainly more conventional to write 1,2,3,4,5 than 5,4,3,2,1 but I wouldn't penalize a student who wrote them from largest to smallest.



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