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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun As soon as these forests get tied up in an offset program, the carbon math does matter, because every additional ton purportedly preserved in trees enables polluters to purchase the right to generate an additional ton of CO2. ProPublica, "The Climate Solution Actually Adding Millions of Tons of CO2 Into the Atmosphere," 4 May 2021 While not officially out of the playoff race yet, the playoff math for Dallas is discouraging for the Stars, Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News recently wrote. Dallas News, "Dallas Stars activate Tyler Seguin, who hasn’t played since Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final," 3 May 2021 Jyocho are a Japanese math-rock band headed up by Daijiro Nakagawa. Katie Bain, Billboard, "Porter Robinson Talks Madeon, Jon Hopkins and Other Artists He Picked to Play His 2021 Second Sky Festival," 3 May 2021 Craighead notes that, at Spring Hill, Morphy not only played chess but also placed first in Latin, Greek, and English, and second in Christian doctrine, French and math. Kelly Kazek |, al, "Champion from ‘Queen’s Gambit’ is memorialized in Mobile," 3 May 2021 Andrews-Sullivan, who was first elected in 2019, faced 11 challengers, including McKee-Rodriguez, who currently teaches math at James Madison High School. San Antonio Express-News, "Five council runoffs - three with incumbents - slated for next month," 2 May 2021 That would be a top rate higher — generally much higher — than anywhere in Europe, and that’s before considering what state and local taxes can do to the math. Andrew Stuttaford, National Review, "Another Twist of the Knife: Introducing a New Death Tax," 1 May 2021 Our girls, cooped up in the house, attending math class and story time via Zoom, cut off from friends and anyone else who wasn’t us, were totally delighted by this novel change of scenery, as were my husband and I. Regan Stephens, Fortune, "How a movie projector helped elevate our family movie night during lockdown," 1 May 2021 The elementary school program, which has a target enrollment of 4,755 students who are currently in grades K-5, will include reading and writing, math, social and emotional learning and a pilot of a new science curriculum. Rebecca Lurye,, "Hartford schools hope to enroll about 10,000 academically-struggling students in expanded summer learning, enrichment programs," 1 May 2021

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circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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6 May 2021

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“Math.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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