Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?

Subject: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?
From: Emoto <emoto1 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:48:12 -0400

I am dealing with laboratory instructions (recipes, if you will) for
biochemists and lab technicians.

Part of my gig is to clarify and clean up language as I make other required
doc changes.

I come across something like "multiply the absorbance of the dilution times
20" and want to change "times" to "by".

Am I being pedantic?

Bob
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