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### "X increased two times." — What can this mean?

It could mean that it increased on two occasions, or that it doubled, or that it increased by 200% The literal, and only correct interpretation is the first, that on two occasions, X increased. But I'...
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### What's the difference between a figure, a number and a digit?

TL;DR: If you take pictures of yourself (from all angles), the number is you while the figures/digits are the pictures. It is related to the difference between a number and the representation of a ...
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### 1) "Six and a quarter of a mile" — Is this correct?; 2) "Six and a quarter of a million" — Is this correct?

No they are not correct. You should use the forms 1a and 2a.

### 1) "A ten-thousand-dollar profit" — Can we say this without "dollar"? 2) "A ten-thousand-head growth" — Can we say this without "head"?

Counters such as "head" are not normally required if the context allows them to be infered. You wouldn't say "There was a ten-thousand-head growth of the population" (it's not ...
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### "How many strong was the army?", "How many fold was the increase?" — Can we use "strong" and "fold" this way?

Your sentences would probably be understood, but they are not the way fluent speakers would say it. The straightforward way to ask the first question is, "How many soldiers are in the army?" ...
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