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    No more than any other demographic

    I saw the following Q and A. What does the answer mean: "No more than any other demographic" ?

    Q: Do you sell many to people under the age of 50?
    A: No more than any other demographic.

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    Re: No more than any other demographic

    It means the person sells the product to as many people under 50 as to any other age group. (Or, more precisely, the age group under 50 does not buy more of the product than other age groups.)
    demographic - definition of demographic by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

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    Re: No more than any other demographic

    Does it mean that if age group from 1 to 49 bought 100 products, age group 50 and age group above 50 would have bought at least 101 products?

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    Re: No more than any other demographic

    Hi,

    In my opinion, no. It means that, however yoou group people by ages (15-20, 20-25, etc. or <50 - >50), every group bought approximately the same amount of products (a small variation is usually admitted as "the same amount" for statistic purposes).

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    Re: No more than any other demographic

    It is not that precise. It simply means the numbers are about equal.

    "Under 50" is a pretty vague demographic in the first place.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: No more than any other demographic

    NOT A TEACHER


    Hello, goodstudent:

    Because I know that you are a good student, I thought that you would like to add this information to your bank of

    knowledge. Since it has to do with language, I think that I am permitted to post it -- if I am very careful.

    Here in the United States, sometimes the word "demographic" is a word that is used because it is not polite to name a particular group.

    *****

    Tom: Why are you leaving this city?
    Mona: Because many people from groups X and Y are moving in. Many people from my group, Z, are leaving.

    More polite and gentle:

    Tom: Why are you leaving this city?
    Mona: Because of changing demographics.
    Tom: Oh, I understand.

    *****

    Of course, if one wanted to be really (very) polite, one would think of kinder (although less truthful) ways to explain

    one's moving:

    Oh, I want to see what it is to live in another part of the country.
    Oh, I want to live closer to my children.
    Oh, I want to experience a slower pace of life.
    Oh, the cost of living here is getting too high.


    HAVE A NICE DAY!

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