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How much is 5?

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It's about the number of Living U.S. Presidents
(a.k.a. Presidents of the United States; a.k.a. Presidents of the United States of America; a.k.a. POTUS), (2016 figures) (including current)
As of this writing, there are five living United States Presidents — President Carter, President Clinton, President Obama, and the second President Bush. At no point in U.S. history have their been more than six (6) living presidents, this circumstance having occurred three times.
It's about three-fifths the number of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven
In other words, 5 is 0.555555555556 times the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven, and the count of Symphonies Composed by Beethoven is 1.8 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Ludwig van Beethoven)
It's about three times the number of Escalators in the State of Wyoming
In other words, 5 is 3 times the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming, and the count of Escalators in the State of Wyoming is 0.3 times that amount.
(2013 figures)
It's about one-third the number of Living Kings and Queens
In other words, 5 is 0.33 times the count of Living Kings and Queens, and the count of Living Kings and Queens is 3 times that amount.
(2015 figures) (distinct Monarchs)
It's about one-fifth the number of Countries in the European Union
In other words, 5 is 0.19 times the count of Countries in the European Union, and the count of Countries in the European Union is 5.3 times that amount.
(a.k.a. EU) (2016 figures)
It's about one-tenth the number of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth
In other words, 5 is 0.1 times the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth, and the count of Teeth in a Great White Shark's Mouth is 10 times that amount.
(Carcharodon carcharias) (average; including developing rows)
It's about one-tenth the number of Countries in Africa
In other words, 5 is 0.09 times the count of Countries in Africa, and the count of Countries in Africa is 11 times that amount.
(2016 figures) (sovereign states recognized by the UN only)