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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 0.50 times 3.
(2013 figures)
It's about one-third the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, 3 is 0.3333333333330 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 3 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
Over the course of his life, Beethoven composed nine symphonies over the course of a twenty-four year period. After his death in early 1827, an estimated 20,000 Austrian citizens attended his public funeral.
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 0.110 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 9.10 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)
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.