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Pham sought the perspective of a 28-year-old with a math degree from Princeton whose entire playing career consists of T-ball in Canada at the age of 5. ... Jared Diamond, WSJ, "The MLB Coach Who Played Only T-Ball," 11 Mar. 2019 Make sure to do the math before you book, as paying the fees for add-ons like your seat or extra bag may end up costing more than the $100 or so dollars to upgrade to the next fare class. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, "12 Days of Deals: U.S. to Europe from $323 Round-Trip," 20 Dec. 2018 Tell a caller your name is Donna and everyone starts doing the math back to the 1950s or, as Gen Z-ers might say, last century. Donna Vickroy, Daily Southtown, "Destined to be dowdy forever? The difficulty of being named 'Donna' in 2018," 7 July 2018 Wanda Tirado, 38, a middle school math and science teacher at St. Mary School in Waterbury, was a swimmer from the involved boat when she was injured Tuesday afternoon, according to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. Hayley Harding,, "Woman Rescued from Lake In New Fairfield Dies," 20 June 2018 Based on that math, Live Nation’s 2017 year-end results saw an AOI of $617.2 million on a constant currency basis. Taylor Mims, Billboard, "Live Nation Shareholder Drops Suit Over Executive Bonuses," 25 May 2018 Menely suggests closely assessing the rest of the boot to see if any other parts need repair, then do the math to gauge if paying the bill makes sense. Joe Jackson, Outside Online, "A Guide to Making Your Hiking Boots Last Forever," 23 May 2018 An Arizona resident special starts at $99 a night during the week and $129 on weekends but there is no resort credit so do the math to find the best offer for you. Dawn Gilbertson, azcentral, "Best Phoenix, Scottsdale summer hotel and resort deals for 2018," 15 May 2018 The Washington Post fact checker recently did the math and found that Trump lies, on average, more than six times a day -- 3,001 false or misleading claims through 466 days in his current job. Gregory Krieg, CNN, "How can Trump lie so much and be 'authentic' at the same time? Here's one explanation," 5 May 2018

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circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of math was circa 1847

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to corrupt or become corrupted

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