







60% as much as $30. 
20140718 

From Kenneth: Question from Kenneth:
Hello:
Do you know why some "as...as" phrases indicate multiplication?
For example, ? is 60% as much as $30. This is equivalent to 60% X $30 = $18. How does this make sense?
I saw this example in an old textbook on business mathematics, but the author did not explain why it is equivalent
to multiplication.
I thank you for your reply. Answered by Robert Dawson. 





4 times as many or 4 times more? 
20090202 

From Jackie: Given : Here are 3 squares and 4 sets of 3 circles.
I wonder it is right to write in the below manner to represent the following Conclusion that
can be made from the above given information:
 There are 4 times as many circles as there are squares,
 There are 4 times fewer square than circles;
 There are 4 times more circles than squares.
 ...
Jackie Answered by Robert Dawson. 





The meaning of numbers 
20060303 

From John: I'm having a philosophical debate on the meaning of numbers, equations, or the world of math in general. Would it be possible if you could help me by giving me a resource that talks about it or if you have your own opinion I would be most grateful. Answered by Harley weston. 





Mathematical & conventional meaning of a word 
20011012 

From A student: What is the mathematical & conventional meaning of a word? Like the word Rational or Median. Answered by Penny Nom. 





8, 4, 2, 18, 1, 9 
20010111 

From Neyra: Place each number below in one of the blanks to create the most meaningful and realistic story possible. Answered by Claude Tardif. 





Algebra 
20000118 

From Candis: I want to know what exactly is Algebra? Not how to do it, or methods. Just what is it? Answered by Allen Herman. 

