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MemberNovember 14, 2021 at 2:38 pm
One of the key differences is the shift from absolute reasoning to relative reasoning. Where you are comparing the magnitude of things with additive thinking, when you shift into a multiplicative sense, you rely on the relationship between one thing to another. This is the idea of counting something as ” X times of Y”, where Y is the new unit or other relative piece. It’s a pretty subtle and interesting shift!