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what does 5E mean?

[In 5E, we meet James Lamond, 76, a gruffly charming decorator]

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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/greathomesanddestinations/one-size-270-sq-ft-fits-all.html?pagewanted=2

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Culture

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    That's the name of the apartment. Many English apartments are labeled with a combination of numbers and letters. The number scheme varies from building to building, but in this case (given the context of the article), I believe that 5 is the floor number, and E is the room letter. The rooms to the left and right would be 5F and 5D, and the room directly below would be 4E.

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