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"Mennyi nyolcszor három?"

Translation:How much is eight times three?

July 24, 2016

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/csarkesz

Could we also say "How many is/are eight times three? After all this seems like something that is very precisely countable.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mizinamo

But we're not counting anything!

We're dealing with abstract numbers "eight" and "three".

So the result is not twenty-four somethings, but simply another abstract number, twenty-four -- which I suppose works more like a quantity.

And a Google search for "how many is eight times" (including quotes) gives three results for me (well, four, but two of them are the same result) -- "how much is eight times" gives many.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lavoslav

Isn't it more common in English to ask "what is eight times three"?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ion1122

Yes, 'what is' is more often said then 'how much is' or 'how many is/are'


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patricia460976

Not where I'm from.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GregWood15

Certainly in the classroom.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judit294350

Google search may not accurately reflect what people actually say. "how many" feels more natural to me.

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