If I say, "When Cat A is full grown, it will be one and a half times bigger than Cat B's current size." How would I say that in percentage?
I know this should be pretty simple, but I'm either having a brain fart, am over-analyzing the words, or have just been using this expression wrong for far too long. It's like a grade school word problem, but it really is getting the best of me. It feels more like a grammar issue than math. Anyway...
For the sake of having some numbers in here, I'll just say that Cat B is 4lbs. Without putting much though into it, I assumed I was saying that Cat A will grow up to be 50% bigger than Cat B, and therefore will be 6lbs when full grown. But I'm thinking now that my original statement implies that Cat A will actually be 10lbs when full grown. (A=1.5B + B)
So in percentages are these both equivalent statements of the original word problem?: [Cat A will be 250% the size of Cat B.] [Cat A will be 150% bigger than Cat B.]
If I were to go to a hardware store with a wooden dowel and hand it to an associate and say, "Please cut me another dowel one and a half times bigger." Without saying "than" I feel like I'm just asking for another dowel that is 50% bigger than the original. But perhaps I should be saying, "Please cut me a dowel one and a half times the size of this one."
Try not to rip on me so much, folks...i hate that this is confusing for me at all.