Here are the answers to our recent Quick Quiz which has a mathematical flavour.

So, how did you do?

There will be another Quick Quiz next month.

**1 What number comes next in this number sequence: 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8….?**

A) 10

B) 13

C) 15*ANSWER: B) 13 – this is a Fibonacci numbers sequence, each number the sum of the two preceding it. The sequence explains many features of the natural world.*

**2 Which of these is NOT a prime number?**

A) 17

B) 47

C) 111*ANSWER: C) 111 – a prime number is divisible only by itself and 111 is divisible by 3.*

**3 How many zeroes follow the 1 when expressing the value of a googol?**

A) 10,000

B) 1,000

C) 100*ANSWER: C) 100*

**4 If a car is travelling at 60mph, how far will it travel in two-and-a-half hours?**

A) 150 miles

B) 180 miles

C) 190 miles*ANSWER: A) 150 miles*

**5 How many faces does an octahdron have?**

A) 7

B) 8

C) 9*ANSWER: B) 8*

**6 What is BODMAS?**

A) A way of ordering how calculations are solved

B) A way of calculating the number of sides an object has

C) A measurement of obesity*ANSWER: A) A way of ordering how calculations are solved*

**7 What is the long side of a right-angled triangle called?**

A) Hypoteneuse

B) Numerator

C) Fractal*ANSWER: A) Hypoteneuse*

**8 What is the square root of 81?**

A) 7

B) 8

C) 9*ANSWER: C) 9*

**9 Which of these is nearest to the value of pi?**

A) 2.8888

B) 3.142

C) 9.733*ANSWER: B) 3.142*

**10 Which of these fractions is the biggest?**

A) One quarter

B) Three eighths

C) Seven sixteenths*ANSWER: C) Seven sixteenths*