# Hook

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A train is a sequence of two or three words in a row that is given a special meaning. A train of two verbs is a hook and is evaluated as follows:

```  (f g) y	evaluates as	y f g y
x (f g) y	evaluates as	x f g y```

Suppose you wanted to scale a list of numbers such that the result was each number divided by the maximum number in the list. The maximum over a list is given by the verb derived by applying the adverb / to the verb >. .

```   a =. 3 5 8 2 7
maxover =. >./
maxover a
8```

To divide an argument by the maximum over the argument you can use:

```   a % maxover a
0.375 0.625 1 0.25 0.875```

The above can be written as a hook.

```   (% maxover) a
0.375 0.625 1 0.25 0.875```

You can now define scale as a hook with % >./ .

```   scale =. % >./
scale a
0.375 0.625 1 0.25 0.875```

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