X Times More Than

If you have twelve and I have three
You have four times as much as me
If I have four and you have two
Do I have two times more than you?

Is “X times more” “X times as much”?
Well yes, it’s often meant that way
But when it’s stated straight as such
One sees the meaning start to fray

Can this for every X be true?
Well if X is a half then it’s a mess
If I have X times more than you
Then 50% more is 50% less

— K. Titchenell

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