normalization..plz help

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elsa87

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i really dont understand how to know if the table is in the 4 normal form or not..can somebody plz help..

for example..how can i know that a table like this is in the 4NF or not? and why yes or why no?

PHP:
wardName	      staffName	patientName

pediatrics	           Kim	Claire
pediatrics	           Kim	Brian
pediatrics	         Emily	Claire
pediatrics	         Emily	Brian
 
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HI elsa87,

Welcome to TSG ! :)
You may be interested by a summary on this page.

Under fourth normal form, a record type should not contain two or more independent multi-valued facts about an entity. In addition, the record must satisfy third normal form.
 
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