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The amounts of apples are three times as much as peaches.
Does it mean that 1 apple=3 pears or 3 apples= 1 pear ?
This looks like a maths question but it is also the interpretation of the sentence.
Could somebody please provide me with the answer?
Thank you very much.
Are you talking about pears or peaches? Check out what you've written.
Anyway, I am for 1 apple=3 peaches/pears.
I can't help but agree. But the sentence seems to say 1 apple=3 peaches.
Anyway, I may be wrong, I'm not a teacher.
Could you provide more infomation about context?
The amounts of apples are three times as much as peaches.
Does it mean that 1 apple = 3 peaches, or 3 apples = 1 peach.
Thank you very much.
Last edited by kohyoongliat; 12-Jul-2007 at 17:34.
Is that all you know? If yes, why do you say you know there are more apples than peaches? Is this just an opinion or is it a given fact?
In this problem I would say:
3 apples : 1 peach
The amounts of apples are three times as much as peaches.
The number of apples are 3x the number (as much as) of peaches.
So there would be three apples in every peach you have.
[an Engineering student and not an English teacher}
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