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At what point is something "fairly common"? See detail.

Asked by flo (13313points) November 21st, 2019

At what point is something “fairly common”?
”....people reuse recyclables, fairly common” have defective…”, it’s fairly common”

Added I’m looking for a number like one out of 10, or 1 out of 40, or 1 out of 5 or whatever else.

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rebbel's avatar

It’s not common, but also not rare.
It’s close to common.
It’s more common than it is rare.
It is fairly common.

Dutchess_III's avatar

When it happens often, or when so many are made they are not uncommon. There is a certain 2 or 3,000 year old Roman coin that is pretty worthless because there are so many of them.

flo's avatar

… I’m looking for a number. (I added to the OP)

janbb's avatar

There is no objective number. It’s a subjective term determined by the user.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, 5/10 would be fairly common.
1/10 would be less common.
9/10 would be crazy common.

flo's avatar

“Several“is used after what number? It’s not 2 or 3 for example.

Dutchess_III's avatar

It depends on what “several” things you’re talking about. Could be anything from 5 to 5,000,000,000,000,000,000.

canidmajor's avatar

There is no number. It is a subjective designation.

Kardamom's avatar

Your question, and your details do not match.

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