This article has been corrected to rectify an arithmetic mistake.
The arithmetic of bombing is just that remorseless, leading to the novel's most famous joke: "People are trying to kill me."
Of course, the arithmetic has become much crueler since the Clinton administration.
This is what happens when you let your gut do arithmetic for you.
“The president has promised to change the arithmetic,” says Rothenberg.
However, just then her class in arithmetic was called, so that she had no more time to be puzzled.
He was hemmed in on one side by physics, and on the other by arithmetic.
He was afterwards removed to another, where he learned writing and arithmetic.
This singular procedure was called, at the time, "Dutch arithmetic."
He accordingly changed his first purpose, and sent Benjamin to a school for writing and arithmetic, kept by Mr. George Brownwell.
mid-13c., arsmetike, from Old French arsmetique (12c.), from Latin arithmetica, from Greek arithmetike (tekhne) "(the) counting (art)," fem. of arithmetikos "of or for reckoning, arithmetical," from arithmos "number, counting, amount," from PIE root *re(i)- "to reason, count" (cf. Old English, Old High German rim "number;" Old Irish rim "number," dorimu "I count;" Latin ritus "religious custom;" see read).
Originally in English also arsmetrik, on folk etymology from Medieval Latin ars metrica; spelling corrected early 16c. Replaced native tælcræft, literally "tell-craft."