I always get confused with such phrases while translating question containing them to equations. I am summing them up with my understanding, pls correct me and pls add more of such phrases to this post if any other members can thinks of:

1. a times as many x as y ==> x=ay

2. x has a times as many as y ==> x=ay

3. n times as much x as y ==> x=ny

4. x is n times as much as y ==> x=ny

5. x has n times more than y ==> x=ny+y

I could come up with only 5. A sincere request to other members and experts to keep this post live by adding more such phrases, their translation to equations and their verification(by experts). I bet many of us get caught up with these issues.

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- mathewmithun
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Last one is wrong interpretation.

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- mathewmithun
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Hi Ronnie

Could you give me the correct interpretation? And if there are more phrases like these that you are aware of, pls add to this thread.

Thanks...

Could you give me the correct interpretation? And if there are more phrases like these that you are aware of, pls add to this thread.

Thanks...

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