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Ok, thank you very much!these numbers, rather than (for example)dividingmultiplyingthem?

So I always need to say "X divided by Y equals W".

If I'm talking about a multiplication (10x2=20), do I have to say: Ten multiplied by 2 equals twenty? Could I also replace "multiplied by" for "times", so it would be "Ten times 2 is/equals 20"?

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Here is the example sentence.

It is also lower than the four per cent death rate which

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Now the other: The 4% death rate is the result of dividing 3245

2=10÷5. So this equation is read as "Two divides ten by five". Am I right?Now the other: The 4% death rate is the result of dividing 3245by80 928. So 3245 / 80 928 = about 0.04. (Normally with whole numbers we'd more commonly expect to divide the bigger onebythe smaller one, but your sentence correctly does it the other way round, to get a rate.)

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(the four per cent death rate )whichNo, your news story sentence isusing the verb 'divide' and 'by', but it's not reading out an equation.

I think "which" refers to 4%. Let's focus on the subordinate clause. That is

0.04 divides 3,245 by 80928.

Is this what the writer tries to say? If it is not an equation, what does it means? I am totally confused.

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<I think "which" refers to 4%.>(the four per cent death rate )whichdividesdeaths in China (3,245) by confirmed cases (80,928)

I think "which" refers to 4%. Let's focus on the subordinate clause. That is

0.04 divides 3,245 by 80928.

Is this what the writer tries to say? If it is not an equation, what does it means? I am totally confused.

Thank you.

No. It refers to "the 4% death rate" which divides the number of deaths by the number of cases. A relative pronoun cannot refer to an adjective (4%) The text tells you how the death rate is calculated - 3,245 divided by 80,928 = 0.04 (or 4%).

So the meaning of the subornate clause is the death rate equals the quotient of 3,245 divided by 80,928.I think the relative pronounwhichrefers todeath rate. That relative clause defines 'death rate'.

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So can I say "10÷5=2" "Ten over five is two"?a/bis 'aoverb'. Multiplication is usually read as 'times', as in 'ten times two'.

Now the other: The 4% death rate is the result of dividing 3245by80 928. So 3245 / 80 928 = about 0.04. (Normally with whole numbers we'd more commonly expect to divide the bigger onebythe smaller one, but your sentence correctly does it the other way round, to get a rate.)

Thank you to all of you for your contributions!

Equations are a different language from English. We can state mathematical information in other ways than "equations." It is similar to the way we can write a date as 2020-03-29 (in the language ISO 8601 (international standards organization date format)) and say March twenty-ninth, the year of our Lord two-thousand and twenty (or any of the other many ways to say today's date).If it is not an equation, what does it means?

"If it is not an equation, what does it means? I am totally confused. "

It is a calculation.

It is a calculation.

I think some key words were omitted from this sentence and the word order is very poorly done.It is also lower than the four per cent death rate whichdividesdeathsin China(3,245) by confirmed cases (80,928)

There are other ways to calculate death rates because confirmed cases are only a fraction of the total cases. China's death rate is really much lower. As are death rates elsewhere that only take into account confirmed cases, as if other cases don't exist.