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The retailer has less than twice as many radios as clocks in inventory

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  1. Issam2204 New Member

    Belgium
    Italian
    Hello everyone!

    I'm studying for the GMAT and I have a problem understanding this passage of the text:

    "The retailer has less than twice as many radios as clocks in inventory"

    and the mathematical translation would be r<2c where r=radios and c=clocks.

    Now, this is not a math question. In fact I don't get the translation from the text to the inequality.

    It would had been easier to me to translate it as 2r<c.


    Hope to get an answer.

    Thanks for reading!
     
  2. Paulfromitaly

    Paulfromitaly MODerator

    Brescia (Italy)
    Italian
    Secondo te cosa significa? Tra l'altro l'espressione matematica in pratica risponde già alla tua domanda.
     
  3. rrose17

    rrose17 Senior Member

    Montreal
    Canada, English
    They have twice as many radios as clocks would be r=2c, no? So if they have less than twice it becomes r<2c . And in Italian it would be...?
     
  4. Issam2204 New Member

    Belgium
    Italian
    Thanks for the answer!

    Now it's clear!

    My problem was that I couldn't make a connection between "twice" and "clocks". I read it this way now: "The retailer has less radios than twice of clocks".

    In italian it'd be: Il rivenditore ha meno radio del doppio di orologi.

    While in italian it's pretty logical and progressive, in english I need to pay attention about what is twice and what is less.
     
  5. Blackman

    Blackman Senior Member

    Island of Sardinia, Italy
    Italiano/Sardo
    Ah, non il rivenditore ha in inventario radio per meno del doppio degli orologi?
     
  6. Issam2204 New Member

    Belgium
    Italian
    Grandioso, grazie per la correzione!
     

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