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What algebraic system taught in present-day schools is one of the legacies of the philosopher RenE Descartes to which he lent his name?
Cartesian geometry In mathematics, the Cartesian coordinate system is used to determine each point uniquely in a plane through two numbers, usually called the x-coordinate or abscissa and the y-coordinate or ordinate of the point. The idea of this system was developed in 1637 in two writings by Descartes and independently by Pierre de Fermat, although Fermat did not publish the discovery
How many square feet are there in a square yard?
What is the square root of 225?
How many equal sides does an icosahedron have?
What is the square root of one quarter?
What may be mixed, complex or vulgar?
How many sides does an “Enneadecagon” have?
What digit did Arab mathematician al-Khwarizmi give to the West around 800 B/B.?
What was the name of the guest guitarist on Michael Jackson’s Dangerous album?
WHAT ‘TS’ IS 81 DIVIDED BY 3?
How were the height and width of modern American battleships originally determined?
The ships had to be able to go beneath the Brooklyn Bridge and through the Panama Canal
What number is an improper fraction always greater than?
What is the next prime number after 37?
If you divide 30 by 1/2 and add 10. What is the answer?
70 – 30 divided by 1/2 is the same as 30 x 2, or 60, plus 10, making 70
IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE WHICH CAN BE EVENLY DIVIDED BY TWO, “1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9”?
ALL OF THEM IN THE CASE OF 7 IT CAN BE EVENLY DIVIDED INTO 2 PARTS EACH BEING 3 1/2
How many sides has a tetrahedron?
What old English unit of area was originally the size that a yoke of oxen could plough in a day?
What T-word is defined in geometry as “a straight line that touches a curve but continues on with crossing it”?
How many degrees are there in one and three quarter revolutions?
630 (360 + 270)
HOW MANY CUBES OF EXACTLY 3 INCHES SQUARE CAN YOU CUT FROM AN OBJECT ONE FOOT SQUARE ASSUMING THE CUBES ARE CUT PERFECTLY THIN?
64 ( 4 X 4 X 4)
What is the prefix denoting ‘multiplied by 10 to the power 6’?
What is the next number in the sequence (1,1,2,3,5,8,)?
13 (Sum of previous 2 numbers)
If you throw a six with a dice, what is the total of the other four visible faces?
14 (the 1 would be facing down on the table out of view)
In primary school, after he had misbehaved, his teacher asked him to add all the numbers from 1 to He answered in a few seconds after realizing that the pairwise addition of terms from opposite ends of the list yielded identical intermediate sums: 1 + 100 = 101, 2 + 99 = 101, 3 + 98 = 101, and so on, for a total sum of 50 × 101 = 5050. About which German genius, regarded as the greatest mathematician since antiquity is this possibly apocryphal story often told?
Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
WHAT ‘PN’ ARE 2, 5, 7, 11 AND 13?
What’s the U. S. equivalent of 0.45 kilograms?
About which genius did Prof. Hardy of Cambridge say “The greatest mathematicians made their most significant discoveries when they were very young. Galois who died at 20, Abel at 26, and Riemann at 39, had actually made their mark in history. So the real tragedy of X was not his early death at the age of 32, but that in his most formative years, he did not receive proper training, and so a significant part of his work was rediscovery…”?
Srinivasa Ramanujan (1887-1920) A definitive example of an autodidact prodigy, Ramanujan compiled an estimated 3,900 theorems during his short lifetime. Although a small number of these results were actually false, most of his statements have now been proven to be correct. His deep intuition and uncanny algebraic manipulative ability enabled him to state results that were both original and highly unconventional, and these have inspired a vast amount of research
What number is represented in Roman Numerals by the letter ‘D’?
What is the square root of 169?
HOW MUCH DIRT IS IN A HOLE 5 FEET DEEP AND 3 FEET WIDE?
THERE IS NO DIRT IN A HOLE
The mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot is best known for his work on the geometry of what unusual shapes?
Fractals A fractal is ‘a rough or fragmented geometric shape that can be split into parts, each of which is (at least approximately) a reduced-size copy of the whole’ a property called self-similarity
What word is used to describe an angle between 90 and 180 degrees?
What is the angle between the hands of a clock at 1 o’clock?
WHAT COMES NEXT IN THE FOLLOWING SEQUENCE 01, 32, 81, 64, 25, _?
6 (1 TO THE POWER 6, 2 TO THE POWER 5, … 6 TO THE POWER 1)
If I was your age ten years before you were born and I’m 50, how old are you?
What’s a long ton?
It’s a unit of weight in Great Britain, the equivalent of 2,240 pounds. America’s 2,000 pound ton is known as a short ton
What is the name for a three-dimensional curve generated by a line encircling a cylinder at a constant angle?
WHAT IS HALF OF A SPHERE PROPERLY KNOWN AS?
What number does “giga” stand for?
What is the name of the line that cuts a circle in half?
What did mathematician John Napier invent in 1614?
WHAT CAN BE VULGAR COMMON SIMPLE IMPROPER OR PROPER?
What Greek math whiz noticed that the morning star and evening star were one and the same, in 530 B.C.?
What’s a polygon with four unequal sides called?
What is the square root of one quarter?
NAME THE GREEK MATHEMATICIAN WHO WROTE THE ELEMENTS`?
What is the highest two digit prime number?
Which maritime measure of speed is equal to one nautical mile per hour?
What do you call an angle more than 90 degrees and less than 180 degrees?
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