# Thread: more than half

1. ## more than half

Hello Teachers and friends,

My friend told me his dance instructor interviewed a young guy who asked for \$100 per hour. The dance instructor said, "The young guy had no experience and he was asking for more than half of what I'm getting." I said, "Wow... I didn't know dance instructors can get more than \$200 per hour." But my friend said, "No, I said more than half..... which means slightly more than \$50." (the amount is just an example.)

What I am confused about is this. If \$100 is more than half of X, X is definitely more than \$100..... maybe about \$200+. I checked with two teachers and both said my friend is correct. I think the teachers are wrong.

What do you think?

2. ## Re: more than half

This sort of question gets more complicated than it needs to be with 'my friend' and the dance instructor.

Let's cut out the extras:
Dance Instructor: The young guy had no experience and he was asking for \$100, more than half of what I'm getting.

If \$100 is more than half what the dance instructor is getting, then the dance instructor must be getting less than \$200. S/he might be getting \$199.99 or far less - we don't know.

3. ## Re: more than half

Originally Posted by 5jj
This sort of question gets more complicated than it needs to be with 'my friend' and the dance instructor.

Let's cut out the extras:
Dance Instructor: The young guy had no experience and he was asking for \$100, more than half of what I'm getting.

If \$100 is more than half what the dance instructor is getting, then the dance instructor must be getting less than \$200. S/he might be getting \$199.99 or far less - we don't know.
I get you. So if we take out the word 'more', the dance instructor should be getting \$200. Am I right?

4. ## Re: more than half

Originally Posted by SophiaM
I get you. So if we take out the word 'more', the dance instructor should be getting \$200. Am I right?
If you take out "more than", then you are right.

He was asking for \$100, half [of] what I'm getting.

5. ## Re: more than half

Thank you 5jj and emsr2d2.

6. ## Re: more than half

I think your teachers should perhaps take up dance instructing...

7. ## Re: more than half

Originally Posted by Grumpy
I think your teachers should perhaps take up dance instructing...
lol

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