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Examples of math in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun Yet barely a third of all fourth-graders across U.S. urban communities can read or do math at grade level. Jeff Yass, WSJ, 22 June 2022 Do the math: Neobanks have to acquire two customers to get one primary spending account customer. Ron Shevlin, Forbes, 20 June 2022 Does the math even out the other way with three kids who will be there later to form this team to help the lone parent here? Dan Snierson,, 11 May 2022 In his understandable euphoria, the owner of 80-1 long shot Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike hadn’t taken a moment to do the math. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 8 May 2022 Do the math, and that’s a voter registration rate of 106%. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, 2 May 2022 That’s a 50-point loss for those who don’t want to do the math. oregonlive, 8 Apr. 2022 Fortune's Lance Lambert did the math on what rising mortgages means for borrowers. Bernhard Warner, Fortune, 7 Apr. 2022 Claywell did the math: the 24-hour round trip to Tybee Island and back in the family's Dodge Grand Caravan would cost them nearly $300 with gas prices at $4.25. Bailey Schulz, USA TODAY, 25 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of math


circa 1847, in the meaning defined above

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5 Jul 2022

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“Math.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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