Question: figures

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Aug 5, 2012 16:11 question
Cited from the Economist web page:

Japan is now 40 to 50 percent below what the world in 1991 would have estimated their GDP to be in 2012.


I'm not sure how much "40 to 50 percent" is.

Is it between 40 and 50? Is 45 in "40 to 50"?