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It's about three-fifths the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 2 times 3.
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
It's about two times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.5 times 3.
(2013 figures)
There are only two escalators in the State of Wyoming (although there are apparently plenty of elevators). It is speculated that the lack of escalators is due to the older age of the buildings and the abundance of cheap land resulting in single-story structures. At the time the last count of escalators was made, the state had a population of just 576,000 people.
It's about one-third the number of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 3 is 0.333333333333 times the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symohonies Composed by Beethoven is 3 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about one-fifth the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 5 times 3.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
As of 2015, the world has fifteen Kings and Queens reigning over 45 countries. Of all these, Queen Elizabeth the II is the only reigning Queen; she has monarchical authority over the sixteen of the Commonwealth nations.
It's about one-tenth the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, 3 is 0.11 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 9.1 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about one-fifteenth the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 16 times 3.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about one-twentieth the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, the count of Countries in Africa is 18 times 3.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)