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

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by Issam2204, Jul 15, 2013.

1. ### Issam2204New 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.

2. ### PaulfromitalyMODerator

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

3. ### rrose17Senior Member

Montreal
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. ### Issam2204New Member

Belgium
Italian

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. ### BlackmanSenior Member

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

6. ### Issam2204New Member

Belgium
Italian
Grandioso, grazie per la correzione!