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Editorial: A judge's decimal place error offers 107 million reasons to thank math teachers

Judge Thad Balkman has had several brushes with fame. When he was 14 years old, filmmakers shooting "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" used the Balkman family's house in Long Beach, Calif., as Ferris' suburban Chicago home. In high school, Balkman was elected president of a senior class that included entertainer Snoop Dogg.

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