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blueshifter

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Is there a rule in math or logic that states something like this:

When Skill is the Primary factor in determining an outcome,

When two opposing people are closer in skill, then smaller factors become more important?

Lets say two warriors are battling it out and are close to being equally skilled, secondary factors or advantages become more important.

Lets say one warrior's armor protects him 40 percent more... the closer the two warriors are in skill the more important that armor might become. Now the statistical discrepancy of the armor and winning might not be that noticeable if the skill level between the two is quite different, but the armor statistically might become more and more important if the primary determination: aka "skill" is very close between the two.

Or in Physics perhaps those gravity race cars friction is the primary difference between each car.. but when friction becomes closer and closer to optimal between cars... then center of gravity becomes more and more important.

Hopefully this gives you the idea of what I am looking for... These are probably not the best examples, but I think you guys will catch on to what I am looking for.

It could be a logic, math, or statistic rule I'm thinking of... but if you know anything similar from any field of study please let me know. Thanks for your time any help would be greatly appreciated.