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60% as much as $30. 2014-07-18
From Kenneth:
Question from Kenneth:


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? 2009-02-02
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:

  1. There are 4 times as many circles as there are squares,

  2. There are 4 times fewer square than circles;

  3. There are 4 times more circles than squares.

  4. ...

Answered by Robert Dawson.
The meaning of numbers 2006-03-03
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 2001-10-12
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 2001-01-11
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 2000-01-18
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.



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