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    tens or tenths?

    "last chance to reach tens of millions of people with his vision for America."


    Hi,
    Can "tens" and "tenths" both be used in this sentence, please?
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    Re: tens or tenths?

    Only tens.
    Tens multiplies the number by tens (twenty or thirty or forty times would be "tens" of times)

    Tenths divideds the number by ten. We could say, "Tenths of seconds" meaning 0.2 or 0.3 or 0.4 (etc) seconds. It was a tight race. The differences in all the contestants' finishing times were just tenths of seconds.

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    #3

    Re: tens or tenths?

    a tenth = 1/10?
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    Re: tens or tenths?

    Yes. 1/10 or 0.1

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