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 Misuse of greater than 2019-03-07 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 KennethAnswered by Harley Weston. < and > 2002-08-30 From Kelsey:What is the origin of the greater (>) than and less (<) than signs? Answered by Harley Weston. < and > Which one is which? 2000-12-06 From Alice:This grandmother forgot and wants to know the correct for greater and the one for lesser..... the two are < and > Which one is which? Answered by Penny Nom. Larger and smaller 2000-10-10 From Nicole:which one of these arrows < , > points to the greater number? which arrows points to the smaller number.Answered by Penny Nom.

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