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    #1

    Comparing numbers

    Let's say we have two numbers, 10 and 25.

    Depending on the approach taken by the speaker, somebody could say "25 is much/a bit more than 10".

    But what if they would like to say precisely how much more it is? (I mean that "15" - we're not on a maths forum and I'm glad to help ).

    I guess there should be some preposition. Or just "25 is 15 more than 10"? That sounds very weird to me.

    Thank you in advance! :)

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    Re: Comparing numbers

    It may sound weird but it is correct. I think the sticklers would want you to write out the numbers though.

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    Re: Comparing numbers

    How about two and half times (greater)?

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