# What is an unambiguous expression for 3 3 3 3 3? [closed]

In some country there is a unit for countable quantity.

``````3 3 3 3 3
``````

For example, they say "5 count-unit of 3".

But in English we just say "five threes". But then

``````3 3 3 3 3
``````

and

``````5 3
``````

are hard to distinguish.

I believe I heard someone saying '5 lots of 3', but I am not sure the expression is correct or suitable for 3 3 3 3 3.

Q1) what is unambiguous English expression for 3 3 3 3 3 ? Q2) Is '5 lots of 3' acceptable expression for 3 3 3 3 3 ?

• If you mean 'how to describe what you see written', I would say 'Five threes'. Commented Oct 2, 2021 at 14:51
• Thank you, I edited it. Now, five threes (3 3 3 3 3) and five three (5 3) are different, but I am finding better expression for (3 3 3 3 3). Commented Oct 2, 2021 at 14:55
• And in print, as you are citing, "Here are five threes." Shades of the Two Ronnies' 'Fork 'andles' sketch. Commented Oct 2, 2021 at 14:57
• You can try five separate/individual threes. Which also prevents 33333.
– Jim
Commented Oct 2, 2021 at 14:58