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It's about the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven.
In other words, the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 1 times 9.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about three-fifths the number of Living Kings and Queens.
In other words, the count of Living Kings and Queens is 1.7 times 9.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about two times the number of Living U.S. Presidents.
In other words, the count of Living U.S. Presidents is 0.5 times 9.
(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 one-third the number of Countries in the European Union.
In other words, the count of Countries in the European Union is 3.1 times 9.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about five times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.2 times 9.
(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-fifth the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth.
In other words, 9 is 0.19 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 5.3 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-fifth the number of Countries in Africa.
In other words, 9 is 0.17 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 5.9 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)