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Hi, everyone.

What could be the possible meanings of

B's answer: "How did he reach this number?"

A: My brother has given me 40, 000 dollars.

B: How did he reach this number?

Thanks!

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What could be the possible meanings of

B's answer: "How did he reach this number?"

A: My brother has given me 40, 000 dollars.Write the amount as $40,000 or 40,000 dollars.

B: How did he reach this number? The meaning is

eg How did he decide on $40,000?

eg Why$40,000?


Clive

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anonymousB's answer: "How did he reach this number?"

People say "How did he arrive at this number?" when they want to know what made him choose it. "Reach" is wrong.