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How much is 42?

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It's about nine-tenths the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 42 is 0.88 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 1.1 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about four-fifths the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 42 is 0.78 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 1.3 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)
It's about one-and-a-half times the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 0.67 times 42.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about three-fifths the number of Submarines in the US Navy.
In other words, 42 is 0.58 times the count of Submarines in the US Navy, and the count of Submarines in the US Navy is 1.7 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Subs) (includes all types, all classes) (2015 figures)
It's about half the number of Keys on a Piano.
In other words, 42 is 0.48 times the count of Keys on a Piano, and the count of Keys on a Piano is 2.1 times that amount.
(Moden layout; A0 to C7)
It's about two-fifths the number of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
In other words, 42 is 0.404 times the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park, and the count of Wolves in Yellowstone National Park is 2.48 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Henihco'oo; a.k.a. Héetíhco'oo) (December 2014 figures; Wyoming Park area)
It's about three times the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, 42 is 2.8 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 0.36 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)