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It's about four-fifths the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 38 is 0.790 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 1.30 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
A Great White Shark has 48 exposed teeth on their upper and lower jaws. Behind these exposed teeth are developing teeth — up to 300 in about 5 rows. The sharks will continuously lose and replace the exposed teeth throughout their lives.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.710 times 38.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about seven-tenths the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 1.40 times 38.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
The continent of Africa includes 54 sovereign countries recognized by the United Nations as of 2016. It is the second-most populous continent in the world, with 1.1 billion inhabitants.
It's about half the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, 38 is 0.530 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 1.90 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about two-fifths the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, 38 is 0.430 times the count of Keys on a Piano, and the count of Keys on a Piano is 2.30 times that amount.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about two-and-a-half times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.40 times 38.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about one-third the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 38 is 0.3650 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 2.740 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)