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Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Six of One
The expression, "Six of one, half a dozen of another," is commonly used to indicate that two alternatives are essentially equivalent, because six and a half dozen are equal quantities. But are "six dozen dozen dozen" and "a half dozen dozen dozen" equal?
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Six dozen = 60ReplyDelete
Half dozen = 6
so just because you add "dozen dozen" at the end of the two doesn't change it.
Six Dozen (6*12=60) Dozen (12) Dozen (12)(12*12=144) = 8640
Half Dozen (6) Dozen (12) Dozen (12) = 864