If some points do not add to an expected value, what is a good way to emphasize the sum was greater than or less than the value?
So, instead of simply stating the fact that
The sum was greater than X, but I could say something like
The sum is in excess of X. Similarly, I could say
The sum is in short of Y for the other case.
However, I feel like they are simpler ways to express these two scenarios. It doesn't necessarily need to use correct mathematical or legal terms. I felt that
is short of probably works for this case, but
in excess of did not sound like the proper antonym, and it also sounded a bit to verbose. Any suggestions?