# more than half

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#### SophiaM

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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?

#### 5jj

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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.

#### SophiaM

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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?

#### emsr2d2

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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.

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#### SophiaM

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Thank you 5jj and emsr2d2.

#### Grumpy

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

#### SophiaM

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

lol

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