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How to find second lowest, third lowest, ...nth lowest value in a MySQL column

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Given this database table:

id         name             mark

1          John Deo         75
2          Max Ruin         85
3          Arnold             55
4          Krish Star        60

I'd like to find second lowest and third lowest
Searching the net I found a Query string andd tried it:

$SQL2 = "SELECT DISTINCT(name), id FROM table ORDER BY id DESC LIMIT 2, 1 ";
It failed.

Please, experts, could you lead me through this? Incidentally, at the end of the line its states "limit 2, 1". I wonder what ",1" is for. Should appreciate an explanation.
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Cornelia Yoder earned 2000 total points
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In your query, DESC will get the highest values.  To get lowest, use ASC (ascending).

The Limit 2,1 means to get two values, after skipping 1.
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Thanks!
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