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National Mathematics Day Quiz

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National Mathematics Day is celebrated on 22 December every year to mark the birth anniversary of legendary Indian mathematician, Srinivasa Ramanujan. Here’s a quiz for all mathematics enthusiasts.

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#1. Every year, in India, 22 December is observed as National Mathematics Day to mark the birth anniversary of which famous mathematician?

#2. How many sides are there in a decagon?

#3. The Fibonacci sequence of numbers is one in which

#4. What is the name of a triangle that has two sides of the same length?

#5. Recognising Ramanujan's work as extraordinary, which English mathematician arranged for him to travel to Cambridge?

#6. What is three fifth of 100?

#7. What is the value of Pi to four individual decimal places?

#8. When did the Indian government declare that 22 December will be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day?

In 2011, on the 125th anniversary of his birth, the Indian government declared that 22 December will be celebrated every year as National Mathematics Day. Then Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also declared that 2012 would be celebrated as National Mathematics Year.

#9. Which of the following numbers is known as Ramanujan-Hardy Number?

The number 1729 is known as the Hardy–Ramanujan number after a famous visit by Hardy to see Ramanujan at a hospital. In Hardy’s words: I remember once going to see him when he was ill at Putney. I had ridden in taxi cab number 1729 and remarked that the number seemed to me rather a dull one, and that I hoped it was not an unfavorable omen. “No”, he replied, “it is a very interesting number; it is the smallest number expressible as the sum of two cubes in two different ways.”

The two different ways are:
1729 = 13 123 = 93 103

#10. Srinivasa Ramanujan was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge. True or False?

On 13 October 1918, he was the first Indian to be elected a Fellow of Trinity College, Cambridge.



Ramanujan (centre) and his colleague G. H. Hardy (rightmost), with other scientists, outside the Senate House, Cambridge, c.1914–19

#11. A car is travelling at the rate of 75 kilometers per hour. How many meters is the car travelling in one minute?

#12. The prime number succeeding 19 is

Prime numbers are numbers which are divisible by one and itself.

#13. If you write the numbers from 0 to 1000 in words, how many times will the letter "A" appear?

Letters A, B and C do not appear anywhere in the spellings from 1 to 999, while letter A comes for the first time in 1000 (thousand).

#14. How many vertices are present on a cube?

#15. How will you write 2022 in Roman numerals?

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