Do the Math

What does this mean?

“Charmin Ultra can be used up to 4 times less than leading brands.”

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“Times” is a multiplier. So how can there be four times less of anything?

What does it really mean? One-fourth as much? Seventy-five percent less? Twenty-five percent as much?

What is four times less than 100? Four times 100 is 400. 100-400=-300, which is less than zero.

Does that mean that you do not use any toilet paper at all?

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About stanleygraphics

I am a veteran graphic designer who started at the time when cut and paste meant an X-acto knife and rubber cement. I use my experience to educate others. I have an intolerance for ignorance and stupidity.
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