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When answering the question:

How old is the moon?

We could say:

The moon is over the 4.6 billion years old

or:

The moon is 4.6 billion years old.

Is the first answer grammatically incorrect?

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One says

The moon is 4.6 billion years old.

or

The moon is over 4.6 billion years old.

or

The moon is more than 4.6 billion years old.

The first one means 4.6 billion years old is the actual age of the moon. The others say the moon is older than that figure.

Never say "The moon is over the 4.6 billion years old." The definite article has no place at that location in that sentence.

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