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# Greater than More Than

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25 Jul 2012, 22:04
A is two times greater than B . what does this mean A= 2B or A = B+2B ?

A is two time more than B . what does this mean A= 2B or A = B+2B ?

Can any one pls explain me ??

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25 Jul 2012, 22:31
to make a comparison, use GREATER THAN, not MORE THAN ,which might imply that the quantity of numbers is larger, not the numbers themselves.
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27 Jul 2012, 00:08
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Neither of those constructions should be used. If we want to say A=2B, we should say "A is two times B." "Greater than" or "more than" in this context is unnecessary and a bit confusing. (And yes, Rajeev is right about "more than.") If I did see either of those, I'd still read it as A=2B, but I don't think the GMAT would use that kind of wording.

However, "A is 200% greater than B" means A = B + 2B.
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Re: Greater than More Than   [#permalink] 27 Jul 2012, 00:08
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