Hang out the washing on the line so that the probability words on the t-shirts are in order with the least likely on the left.

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# Probability Washing Line

The objective of this puzzle is to drag the probability words into order along the washing line. The words describing the lowest probability should be on the left and those describing the highest probability on the right.

The words provided do not describe an exact probability and their order is open to individual interpretation. The software checks the positions of the words and judges them against a set of rules which alow for a variety of correct answers.

The instructions don't specifically ask you to consider the line as a linear scale from 0 to 1 though it is assumed many people will assume this feature. The software, and the ability to place the shirts on the line without touching each other, simply require the shirts to be arranged in order. You can though put one shirt in front of abother if you feel their words mean exactly the same probability.

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