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Hard Maths Trivia

A not so simple maths quiz. Have fun. 15 Questions.

 
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1

What common trait do the numbers 6, 28, 496 and 8128 have?

  • They are all square numbers
  • They are all perfect numbers
  • They are all prime numbers
  • They are all odd numbers

2

The sum of the interior angles of a pentagon add up to?

  • 180 degrees
  • 360 degrees
  • 540 degrees
  • 720 degrees

3

In trigonometric functions, the secant of A, sec(A) can be rewritten how?

  • 1 / cos(A)
  • 1 / sin(A)
  • 1 / tan(A)
  • 1 / cosec(A)

4

What is 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 + 7 + 8 + 9 = ?

  • 42
  • 44
  • 45
  • 47

5

What is 14 written in binary?

  • 1101
  • 1011
  • 0111
  • 1110

6

A number, x, squared and then square rooted is the same as x.....

  • All of the time
  • Some of the time
  • Never
  • If x is greater than 0

7

In angle measurement, supplementary angles add up to 180 degrees, but, what do complementary angles add up to?

  • 90
  • 180
  • 270
  • 360

8

For the data set: (2,3,3,4,5,7) which of these is the lowest?

  • Mean
  • Median
  • Mode
  • Range

9

The square root of 1, known in maths as i, and in physics as j, is called what?

  • Irritable Number
  • Irreducible Number
  • Imaginary Number
  • Insane Number

10

The golden ratio, represented by the greek letter phi is approximately what?

  • 2.107
  • 1.618
  • 3.141
  • 0.998

11

How many different ways is there to pull 2 specific balls from a bag of 6 balls at random?

  • 12
  • 13
  • 14
  • 15

12

What are your chances, approximately, of winning the top prize in the UK lottery? [Picking 6 numbers from 49]

  • 1 in 8 million
  • 1 in 14 million
  • 1 in 19 million
  • 1 in 23 million

13

If you add 10% to a number and then take 10% of that new number away, what is the net result?

  • Stays the same
  • Increases by 1%
  • Decreases by 1%
  • Increases by 5%

14

If A = 1 and B = 2 and so on.....what does K equal?

  • 9
  • 11
  • 13
  • 15

15

Who is credited with the theory that the sum of the squares of the two shortest sides of a triangle will equal the square of the longest side?

  • Sieman
  • Taylor
  • Pythagoras
  • Euripedes

 

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