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It's about one-tenth the number of Stores in the Mall of America.
In other words, the count of Stores in the Mall of America is 11 times 48.
(a.k.a. MOA, a.k.a. MoA, a.k.a. Megamall) (Bloomington, Minnesota) (2015 figures) (approximate)
It's about one-fifteenth the number of Members of Parliament (The U.K.).
In other words, the count of Members of Parliament (The U.K.) is 14 times 48.
(a.k.a. MPs) (2016 figures) (formally "Members of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland")
It's about one-fifteenth the number of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In other words, the count of Inductees in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is 15.60 times 48.
(November, 2015 figures) (including individuals and groups)
It's about one-fifteenth the number of Kernels on an Ear of Corn.
In other words, the count of Kernels on an Ear of Corn is 20 times 48.
(Corn, a.k.a. Maize; Kernel a.k.a. Seed) (average) (for Dent Corn, a.k.a. field corn)
It's about one-twentieth the number of Population of Vatican City.
In other words, the count of Population of Vatican City is 17.50 times 48.
(a.k.a. Vatican City State, a.k.a. Stato della Città del Vaticano, a.k.a. Status Civitatis Vaticanae) (Rome, Italy) (2014 estimates; permanent residents only)
It's about twenty times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming.
In other words, the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.05 times 48.
(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-thirtieth the number of Golf Courses in Florida.
In other words, 48 is 0.03162 times the count of Golf Courses in Florida, and the count of Golf Courses in Florida is 31.630 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (public and private)