What is the difference in it?

China
July 15, 2011 3:11am CST
There are two sentences as follows: 1: A is 3 times greater than B. 2: A is 3 times as great as B. There is any differences between these two sentences as refered to quantities?
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• India
15 Jul 11
the first one means A=3B.....while the second 3A=B.....
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• China
16 Jul 11
may this explanation will not stands itself.
@umabharti (3976)
• India
15 Jul 11
The first sentence says that "A is more than B ,and its three times more" The second sentencec says that "A is as B,and its 3 times as is the B"means both are same.
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@sjvg1976 (15751)
• Delhi, India
15 Jul 11
Hello Ihaveadream, I don't feel that there is difference between these two sentences.But i think first one is proper if you talk about language.
• China
16 Jul 11
yeah, why you think so? one of my teacher said the two sentence all means A=3B? and i am confused. 'cause one is 'bigger than', anthor is 'as great as'?
@sjvg1976 (15751)
• Delhi, India
16 Jul 11
Because greater than and 3 times as great as means the same but the language in the second one is not proper and i have rarely seen someone using it.
• Philippines
24 Jul 11
The first means that A is greater than B and its 3 times greater while the second means that A and B have the same quantities they both 3 times great.. Happy Mylotting :)
@QeeGood (1214)
• Sweden
16 Jul 11
I interpret it is there is a difference between 1. and 2. 1: A is 3 times greater than B - which I would put in a measurement of a size. 2: A is 3 times as great as B - which I would evaluate as a worth of something. It was my theoretical speculations.