Math Quiz — NYT Learning Network

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brazilian neighborhoodThrough Math for America, I am part of an ongoing collaboration with the New York Times Learning Network. My latest contribution, a Test Yourself quiz-question, can be found here

Test Yourself Math — July 31, 2013

Eike Batista, a Brazilian businessman, has seen his personal fortune drop from $34.5 billion to $4.8 billion in the past year.  Approximately how many average Brazilian households is his current fortune equivalent to?

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bfuruta · August 7, 2013 at 5:24 pm

Math is good; grammar could use more care.
His current fortune is equivalent to approximately how many average Brazilian households?
Sorry, I’m not trying to be hostile. It’s just jumps out at me, like this does to you: “What is the value of x in the following equation?” vs. “What value of x makes the following equation true?”

    MrHonner · August 7, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    This seems like more an issue of style than of grammar. Ending a sentence with a preposition is not a violation of any rule of grammar, if that’s your complaint.

    Personally, I don’t like beginning questions with subjects, but that, too, is probably just a matter of taste.

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