Document Type: Research Paper

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1 Department of Statistics, School of Mathematics, University of Kashan, Kashan,Iran.

2 Department of Mathematical Sciences, Payame Noor University, Tehran, Iran.

Abstract

In this paper, we propose a novel method for ranking a set of fuzzy numbers. In this method a preference index is proposed based on $\alpha$-optimistic values of a fuzzy number. We propose a new ranking method by adopting a level of credit in the ordering procedure. Then, we investigate some desirable properties of the proposed ranking method.

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