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Misuse of greater than 
20190307 

From Kenneth: I have an old business mathematics textbook. The authors have indicated that the following expressions indicate multiplication:
? is 2/3 greater than 90; ? is 2/3 smaller than 90. They also indicated that the following expression would indicate division: 30 is 2/3 greater than ? and 30 is 2/3 smaller than ?.
How can these phrases indicate multiplication and division? How can 60 be 2/3 greater than 90 and also smaller than 90 as indicated above. What were the authors thinking? I have added the page from the book that indicates what I have explained in my message
Kenneth Answered by Harley Weston. 





2/5 as much time 
20181116 

From Izzy: If Patricia spent 3/8 of her time cleaning her room. She spent 2/5 as much time
washing the dishes as she did cleaning her room. What fraction of time did Patricia
spend Washing dishes? And it wants us to simplify our answer Answered by Penny Nom. 


