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    "Three times as many" versus "Triple"

    Hello - can someone tell me which one of the following sentences are worded correctly, and what is the difference between using "three times as many" versus "triple". Thanks in advance!

    1)Data published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed that in 1995 there were 113,100 women incarcerated in US prisons, over seven percent of the prison population in the US, three times as many as 1985.
    2)Data published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed that in 1995 there were 113,100 women incarcerated in US prisons, over seven percent of the prison population in the US, triple the population in 1985.

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    Re: "Three times as many" versus "Triple"

    Quote Originally Posted by metallicfacez View Post
    Hello - can someone tell me which one of the following sentences are worded correctly, and what is the difference between using "three times as many" versus "triple". Thanks in advance!

    1)Data published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed that in 1995 there were 113,100 women incarcerated in US prisons, over seven percent of the prison population in the US, three times as many as 1985.
    2)Data published by the Bureau of Justice Statistics showed that in 1995 there were 113,100 women incarcerated in US prisons, over seven percent of the prison population in the US, triple the population in 1985.
    Both are correct and they mean the same.

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