# Thread: Less than and over an amount

1. ## Less than and over an amount

I would like to ask the meaning of expressions, "less than 50 years old" and "over 50 apples".
Does they include(or exclude) the base numbers?
i.e.
Inclusion:
In the case of "less than 50 years old": it includes 50, 49, 48, 47..."
In the case of "over 50 apples": it includes 50, 51, 52..."
Exclusion:
In the case of "less than 50 years old": it only includes 49, 48, 47..."
In the case of "over 50 apples": it only includes 51, 52..."

2. ## Re: Less than and over an amount

less than 50 years old
Not 50, but 49 and below.

over 50 apples
Not 50, but 51 and above.

Does that help?

3. ## Re: Less than and over an amount

Originally Posted by Casiopea
less than 50 years old
Not 50, but 49 and below.

over 50 apples
Not 50, but 51 and above.

Does that help?
Glad to hear you again, Casio.
The reason for my raising such a question is that in Chinese we will include the base numbers in "less than 50 years old" and "over 50 apples", as opposed to the western counting method which excludes their base numbers.

4. ## Re: Less than and over an amount

Oh, I see. So you are looking for an expression that includes 50, right? OK. What about?

Ex: 50 or less
Ex: 50 or more

Those should work.

What do you think?

5. ## Re: Less than and over an amount

Originally Posted by Casiopea
Oh, I see. So you are looking for an expression that includes 50, right? OK. What about?

Ex: 50 or less
Ex: 50 or more

Those should work.

What do you think?
That's it. Thanks for help.

6. ## Re: Less than and over an amount

You're most welcome.

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