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Hi,

Question:
1) what is the meaning of "by volume"?
2) Any difference (in term of meaning) between sentence 1 and sentence 2?

Sentence1: By volume apples sells at twice the price of banana. What is the apple: banana in term of volume sold?
Sentence2: Apples sells at twice the price of banana. What is the apple: banana in term of volume sold?

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Hi,

Do you mean 'volume', or do you really mean 'weight'?

If you want to compare volumes, why are you mentioning prices?

You need to give us a brief example to enable us to understand your question and the kind of answer you want.

Clive
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Sorry.

In the original question, it uses "durg A and durg B", not apple and banana.
The sentence 1 in this thread is identical to my question, except I use "apple / banana", not "durg A and B".
"Volume" is the word used in my question.
Perhaps, the question contains bad wording which confirms the appliants who answer it.

I want to attach the question to here. However, there should be copy right problem.

Someone suggests that:

A "by volume" comparison means a certain volume of apples compared to the same volume of bananas, eg., "A cubic meter of apples sells for twice the price of a cubic metre of bananas."

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Hi,

What's a 'durg''? Do you mean a 'drug'?

So, you want to ask a question about cubic metres of apples and cubic metres of bananas.

I can't check the question if you can't tell me it.

I didn't understand your original questions.

What does price have to do with it?

Where is the sales information about the volumes that are sold?

As I said, you need to provide me with an simple example, includng the kind of answer you are looking for. Something like this, perhaps?

Tom sells 100 cubic metres of apples and 300 cubic metres of bananas.

Q - What is the ratio of cubic metres of apples sold versus cubic meters of bananas sold?

A - 1:3

I feel like I'm the one doing all the work in this thread. Emotion: smile

Clive
Hi,

I put the question to here.
The the words are not very clear, so I write them here.
"By volume Drug A sells at twice the price of Drug B. What is the Drug A: Drug B ratio in term of global volume sold?"

My question:
What is the meaning of "by volume".



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Hi,

The the words are not very clear, so I write them here.

"By volume Drug A sells at twice the price of Drug B. What is the Drug A: Drug B ratio in term of global volume sold?"

My question:

What is the meaning of "by volume".

I agree that this is an unclear question as worded.

The term 'by volume' seems to add nothing but confusion to the question.

I'd say something like

Drug A sells at twice the price of Drug B, and they both sell the same amount. What is the Drug A: Drug B ratio in terms of global sales revenue?

Answer 2:1.

Where I live, $400 is not written with a comma after 4. I've never seen that done.

Clive

I think the comma after the $4,00 is mean't to indicate Billions as in $4 billion

When the question is saying by volume and has given the ratio of the prices we can derive the volume by dividing the Total Sales by Selling price.

So, if we assume the Selling Price of Drug B as x then because of the ratio given the Selling Price of Drug A becomes 2x

From that, the volume of Drug A becomes $4 Billion / 2x or $2 Billion / x

and the volume of Drug B becomes $2 Billion / x


Now the question is asking the ratio of the volume of Drug A to Drug B which comes to 1:1 if we divide the volume of Drug A $2 Billion / x by volume of Drug B $2 Billion / x.


So the answer is 1:1