Dear Teachers,

Namaste!

According to all the major English dictionaries I use, 5 into 15 is 3, i.e. 'into' means division. But for most Indians 5 into 15 is 75! For them 'into' means multiplication and they read

PS: Be careful while dealing with Indians!

Thank you very much.

Namaste!

According to all the major English dictionaries I use, 5 into 15 is 3, i.e. 'into' means division. But for most Indians 5 into 15 is 75! For them 'into' means multiplication and they read

*5*as**x**15*five*Do you use**into**fifteen.*into*for__multiplication__in BE or AE, especially in maths? I think it's only an Indian thing, no standard English usage. How do you*read**5*Simply 5**x**15?*multiplied by 15?*PS: Be careful while dealing with Indians!

Thank you very much.

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