I think that it would be considered implied in such a question that both variables would be mutually exclusive. If someone were to ask me, "on average, which is pricier, cherry or maple burl?", I would assume that the that person was in fact asking a general question. If you had asked me if Chevy trucks were better than Ford trucks, I wouldn't assume you were proposing a comparison between the cheapest Chevy model and the priciest Ford model. I would just assume that it was implied that you wanted an assessment of comparable models.
I even stated... " I understand that it all depends on the grain, but i am speaking in a general."
I challenge anyone else to "tackle" my brainteaser of a question. If you have any problems let me know and I'll provide you with the number of somebody who can help.
Last edited by jonc992; 01-04-2009 at 01:18 AM.