It is from this video. It is at around 5 minute and 53 second. Here is the context:

People would down an entire pint to a pint and a half of saturated salt solution.

Does the speaker mean two pints and a half? if he does, would not it be simpler just to say two pints an a half?

  • I think you got it wrong. A pint to a pint and a half, is more likely.
    – Lambie
    Sep 3, 2018 at 15:01
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    Yes, between a pint and a pint and a half. Sep 3, 2018 at 15:07

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This means "between a pint and a pint and a half", or could also be written "1–1.5 pints".

  • +1 not only for the answer but for the proper use of an en dash to show the number range. Sep 3, 2018 at 16:15

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