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i don;t understand this two phrases, i;ve checked some material, and they have no same answer

“increased by 3 times”,“increase to 3 times”以及“increase by a factor of 3”,均应译为“增加到3倍”,或者“增加2倍”,而不应译为“增加3倍”。

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    They mean that something was multiplied by three. Four increased by a factor of three is twelve.
    You can't say 'increase to 3 times' though.

    You could also say 'increased by threefold'.

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