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Maths General Knowledge Quiz

Test your understanding of some general mathematical facts with this self marking quiz.

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1. Subtract the fifth triangular number from the fifth cube number.

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2. What is the size in degrees of an interior angle of a regular pentagon?

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3. What is the mathematical name for part of a circle that resembles the shape of a slice of pizza?

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4. How many inches are in one foot?

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5. What is seven to the power zero?

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6. What is the value of π to three significant figures?

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7. What is the only number between 20 and 30 to have an odd number of factors?

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8. What is the reciprocal of 0.125

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9. If a rhombus is also a parallelogram find five factorial otherwise find seven factorial.

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10. The highest common factor of two numbers is seven. The first number is a two digit square number and the second number is less than 50 and a multiple of five. What is the difference between these two numbers?

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Morna, Scotland

Friday, August 18, 2023

"Maths General Knowledge Quiz: Level 2
Q 10 needs a comma.
It currently says "The highest common factor of two numbers is seven. The first number is a two digit square number and the second number is a multiple of five less than 50. What is the difference between these two numbers?"
This implies that it is a multiple of 'five less than 50' i.e. a multiple of 45. If this is the case, the second number is 315, and so the calculation is 315 - 49 = 266. If a comma was added, it would read 'a multiple of five, less than 50' which means a multiple of 5, which is less than 50. Then, the second number is 35, and the calculation is 49 - 35 = 14.
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[Transum: Thank you Morna. I really appreciate you taking the time to bring this ambiguity to my notice. I have now changed the wording of that question so I hope it is now better understood. Thanks again.]"

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Level 1 - Mathematics general knowledge questions created for upper Primary, lower Secondary and Junior High School pupils.

Level 2 - Mathematics general knowledge questions created for upper Secondary and High School students.

Level 3 - Mathematics general knowledge questions created for adults (or resourceful students).

Exam Style Mixed questions in the style of exam paper questions. Worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

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