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  1. Yourjones
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    How many times is B of A?

    Hello,

    Would you help with this?

    A=100, B=300

    Can I ask "How many times is B ot A", expecting the answer to be "3"?

    Thanks a lot!

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    Re: How many times is B of A?

    'How many times bigger than A is B?'

    'B is how many times bigger than A?'

    There are many more ways to ask the question.

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    Re: How many times is B of A?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    'How many times bigger than A is B?' Twice?
    'B is how many times bigger than A?' Two
    There are many more ways to ask the question.
    Indeed there are. And they often lead to different correct answers.
    "How many times as big as A is B?" gives Three.
    "How much bigger than A is B?" - Two times bigger, or Three times as big.

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    Re: How many times is B of A?

    How many times A is B?
    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: How many times is B of A?

    In a math test, you might see:

    How many times is B a factor of A?

    or

    By how much is B a factor of A?




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