Let's say I was given a pie chart saying that the Coca-Cola company sold 17.1 billion bottles in the year 2000.
My task is to construct a sentence that describes the chart. However, I am forbidden from using the exact number 17.1. I am expected to replace it with something like "sold slightly more than 17 billion bottles".
Considering that there are a lot of numbers in the task and that I cannot use the same phrase more than once (and if I do, I lose points) my question is about numbers and their descriptions:
- How can I say "slightly more than" in other words (=synonyms)?
How can I describe these numbers (in the phrase "sold XXX bottles"):
- 7.0 (very important!)
Any extended resources are welcome!