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The rules in several places say that values are "reduced by x". For example, in (13.36) "Artillery bombarding into towns are reduced by 1/3".

I assume this means reduced by a factor of x (i.e., in this example, 2/3 times the original value) and not minus x (or even, incorrectly, times x).
 
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If the arty factor is reduced by 1/3 the result is 2/3 of the original factor. Maybe the wording could be better.
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marticabre wrote:
If the arty factor is reduced by 1/3 the result is 2/3 of the original factor.

If it's "reduced by 1/3", it's 1/3 less than the original factor.

But I agree that that 2/3 of the original factor is what's intended.
 
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They're the same thing.
 
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Hattusilis_III wrote:
They're the same thing.

In English, technically, they are not.
 
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Can't imagine many people saying that reducing 6 by a third is 5 2/3 rather than 4. Pretty common maths usage.
 
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That's a different statement entirely.
 
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