Maths is for smart people. But it’s almost impossible to get 15/15 in this quiz. Want to prove me wrong?

Maths is for smart people

Maths is for smart people. Mathematics is so much more than addition and subtraction. It is a beautiful world in itself which is explored and exposed by genius mathematicians. Let’s test how many of these interesting facts about mathematics do you know.


Maths is for smart people. But it’s almost impossible to get 15/15 in this quiz. Want to prove me wrong?

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  • Question of

    How many zeroes are in a googol?

    • 10,000
    • 1,000
    • 100
    • 10
  • Question of

    In poker, what are the odds of drawing a royal flush?

    • 1,243,961 to 1
    • 1,704,199 to 1
    • 327,123 to 1
    • 649,740 to 1
  • Question of

    What is the best way to represent a subset?

    • exploding diagram
    • table
    • pie chart
    • Venn diagram
  • Question of

    In Roman numerals, what is represented by the letter C?

    • 10
    • 1,000
    • 50
    • 100
  • Question of

    What unit of measurement is used to measure the height of horses and ponies?

    • Hands
    • shoulders
    • feet
    • yards
  • Question of

    What set of positive integers satisfies the equation, a squared + b squared = c squared?

    • trigonometric identities
    • Cartesian coordinates
    • Pythagorean triples
    • Fibonacci sequences
  • Question of

    Which ancient Egyptian unit of measurement was set as the distance between the elbow and the tip of the middle finger?

    • cubit
    • stone
    • karat
    • quire
  • Question of

    Who deduced the heights of the pyramids from the lengths of their shadows and measured the distance to a ship from shore by the method of similar triangles?

    • Plato
    • Galen
    • Thales
    • Pericles
  • Question of

    Who collaborated with Alfred North Whitehead in writing “Principia Mathematica” and later won the 1950 Nobel prize for literature?

    • Jean Wourier
    • Norbert Weiner
    • Leonhard Euler
    • Bertrand Russell
  • Question of

    The 360-degree circle and the 60-minute hour were developed by the…

    • Greeks
    • Mayans
    • Romans
    • Babylonians
  • Question of

    August F. Mobius was a founder of what branch of mathematics?

    • Calculus
    • topology
    • probability
    • game theory
  • Question of

    Which field of mathematics was developed first?

    • Algebra
    • Trigonometry
    • deductive logic
    • analytic geometry
  • Question of

    The development of differential and integral calculus is attributed to…

    • Kepler and Fermi
    • Maxwell and Gauss
    • Russell and Wiener
    • Newton and Leibnitz
  • Question of

    The means of graphically representing functions of variables occurred with the introduction of coordinates by what mathematician?

    • Isaac Newton
    • Rene Descartes
    • Norbert Wiener
    • Leonhard Euler
  • Question of

    A device called ENIAC, was the first…

    • abacus
    • compass
    • electronic computer
    • mechanical slide rul

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