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….?
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?
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?
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?
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?
ANSWER: A) Hypoteneuse
8 What is the square root of 81?
ANSWER: C) 9
9 Which of these is nearest to the value of pi?
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