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# Word problem conversion: how many Vs how many times

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20 Apr 2011, 23:40
Can someone help me converting below two statements into alebric?

1.x is how many greater than y?
2.x is how many times greater than y?

Probably very simple question, but I want to be sure as I get confused sometimes.

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20 Apr 2011, 23:45
I guess this will be meaning for the 2 statements.

1. x is how many greater than y?
We are talking abt difference of x and y..
x-y = a

2. x is how many times greater than y?
We are talking abt the multiplcation factor of x and y.
x = yb

a and b are some random number

Hope this helps.
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Re: Word problem conversion: how many Vs how many times   [#permalink] 20 Apr 2011, 23:45
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