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

Subject: Re: Grammar: "Multiply by" or "Multiply times"?
From: "Dave C" <davec2468 -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "Tech Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2017 21:38:44 -0700

Original phrase again, "multiply the absorbance of the dilution times 20."

I think the whole sentence is wrong.

Is âabsorbanceâ a setting on a spectrometer? Is it the quantity of a substance (the absorbent)?

How is this done? Turn a knob? Pour in more stuff?

I would focus on the actions of the technician (the reader): âAdd 20 times the quantity of absorbentâ, or âTurn up the absorbency setting to a value 20 times the original setting.â

But Iâm looking from outside of the flask. (c;

Dave
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