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flo's avatar

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

Asked by flo (12655points) 2 weeks ago

At what point is something “fairly common”?
”....people reuse recyclables, fairly common”
...cars 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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