Trust me, I know this is an odd title. What led to this discussion makes even less sense, trust me, but, sadly things are what they are, so, this discussion now exists.
Anyway, none the less, this is a Discussion regarding what does 5 - 10. Well, anyone that had learned basic numbers or any kind of math, knows it stands for a Variable Amount Between 5 and 10.
Now, we all know that the requirement of falling within this variable is simply to be greater then 5 and less then 10. Seems simple enough.
Just like when we deal with demographics and we sport people into age groups, like the people that are ages 25 to 35. The only requirement to fit this variable is to be between those two numbers, as it's obvious that someone is not going to be 25 one day and 35 the next.
But what about if someone says, "I am among the gamers that play between 5 and 10 various games a month". Well, that just means that they play some variable amount between 5 games and 10 games. This in no way requires that they play 5 games or 10 games, only that they are within the parameters (yes I know big word) of 5 and 10.
In fact, they might never play 10 different games and still fall within the variable.
Why is this?
Well like all variable there is no requirement to meet the extremes of either end of the variable to be classified as falling within that variable. IE: Someone might never play more then 6 games, and still be among the gamers that play between 5 - 10 variable.
Pretty obvious that 6 is between 5 - 10.
Yes I know, this is grade school stuff, just bear with me.
So. The only way to NOT fall within that variable is how? That's right, play less than 5 games or more than 10. We know this, we know that there is requirement to play 5 games or 10 games, just like to fall within an age variable does not require someone to span the whole age gap.
Even if someone said: "I play between 5 - 10 games a month" this in no way means they need to play 10 games on any given month, or 5 games on any given month, only that they do not play more than 10, or less than 5. They could play 6 games every single month of their life and still be 100% correct in their assessment of how many games they have played, as they never went below 5 or over 10.
That is how Variables Work.
Now, can this be used to be deceptive. Well yes, as anyone could say something like "I play between 0 - 175 games a month" sure anyone could say that and I would wager that they would be correct, as to meet that criteria they simply need to play 0 or more games a month and less than 175, but of course that is not very informative, but it would be technically accurate, as they would never be under any obligation to play up to 175 games in any given month to still meet that variable.
Yes we know this all already.. and I am sure you are all wondering why I am saying such elementary stuff, well..
To answer that question. I'll leave the floor to @Slapshot1188
to explain his counter point to this.
You're up old friend.
Floor is yours.