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# "Tujuh ribu tambah seribu sama dengan berapa?"

## Translation:Seven thousand plus one thousand equals how much?

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-"Thousands" is never in plural form when doing an equation.

-"Equals" instead of "equal" when using "plus" or "minus". (You can only use "equal" if you use "and" as shorthand for "plus", and if you're using small numbers like "four and five equal nine", and I think this in general is a less formal way of speaking.)

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I write "Seven thousand add one thousand equals how much?" But, it is graded as a wrong answer.

Why?

Hope someone will explain it. Thanks in advance :))

A plus B equals C. What is A plus B? -or- A plus B equals? (How much/how many are not needed in this case in English.) If you're trying to teach 'berapa' here, there is probably a better way, such as 'Berapa ini?' I get that this is probably how you say it in Bahasa, but it is not how you say it in English. It could be one of the accepted answers, but it should not be THE correct answer.

Well in a certain context. I guess you could say that something like that in english. The example in my head is like "how much straw feeds seven thousand horses" but it barely works and there are much more likely ways to express it.

This sentence is the indonesian way of expressing a mathematical equation, and you'd never say "How much equals" when talking about maths in English.

Actually, generally not. Here are some examples of the more common ways of expressing thing in English.

- What is x + y?
- What does x + y equal?
- x + y equals what?
- What is the sum of x and y?
- The sum of x and y is what?

There is a context where you are more likely to hear "x + y equals how much?" and that is when the speaker is expressing surprise or anger.

"x + y equals HOW MUCH?!"