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Homework Help: Explain quantitatively

  1. Sep 8, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    I have a question that states "Explain quantitatively why BLAH is true". What does "Explain quantitatively" mean?

    2. Relevant equations


    3. The attempt at a solution

    I think it means give an outline of the argument, however the word quantity makes me think it might mean the opposite; work out the exact numbers for the argument.

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  3. Sep 8, 2011 #2


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    Well, think about it. Quantitative sounds like quantity/quantify. Long idea short, it means to explain your answer with the use of measurements and quantifiable data.
  4. Sep 8, 2011 #3
    Thanks for the quick reply. I asked because thinking about it gave me a different answer to the one I have always thought it was. Thanks.
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