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    So Edexcel D1 exam tomorrow.

    I'm slow at using sorting algorithms on letters to sort them into alphabetical order. I can do it much faster if I assign numbers to each letter according to its position in the alphabet i.e. A = 1, K = 11 etc. and then running the algorithm on the numbers.

    As long as I finish with returning the list to the letters/names, will I lose marks for using numbers in the middle?

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    To be safe, I wouldn't but you'd really need to ask your maths teacher about this
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    on the glossary on the edexcel website it says on the page after that the midpoints of any algorithm have to be worked out by (n+1)/2
    i found the numbers easier too but still ask someone more qualified
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    (Original post by Smile Generator)
    To be safe, I wouldn't but you'd really need to ask your maths teacher about this
    I asked myself: still don't know :P
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    its on the spec, on the website
 
 
 
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