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Questions I

  1. The Lucasian Chair of Mathematics is a mathematics professorship at which university?
  2. What name is given to the middle value when a list of numbers is put in order from smallest to largest?

  3. If a brick weighs 1kg and half a brick; how heavy is the brick?
  4. In geometry, what name is given to a point where two or more curves, lines, or edges meet?
  5. 'For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction' is one of Newton's Laws of motion, which number law?
  6. What force in Newtons is needed for a mass of 10 kilograms to accelerate at a velocity of 5 metres per second squared?
  7. In a business meeting of 6 people, how many handshakes would there be if everyone shook hands?
  8. A bottle of wine costs £10. If the wine costs £9 more than the bottle, how much does the bottle cost?
  9. What is the first name of French mathematician Pascal, of Pascal's traingle fame? And what about the last name of German mathematician 'Carl Friedrich....'?
  10. What name is given to a straight line drawn from one point on the edge of a circle to another?
  11. What is the value of each interior angle of a pentagon?
  12. If a laptop costs £800 'before' VAT, and VAT is 20%, what is the total price of the laptop?


  1. University of Cambridge

  2. Median
  3. 2kg
  4. Vertex
  5. Third law
  6. 50 Newtons
  7. 15 handshakes
  8. 50p
  9. Blaise. And (Carl Friedrich) Gauss.
  10. A chord (a diameter is a chord that cuts through the circle's centre)
  11. 108 degrees
  12. £960

Maths Questions II

  1. What is defined as 'the study of mathematical models of conflict and cooperation between intelligent rational decision-makers'?
  2. What name is given to the longest side of a right angled triangle?
  3. In mathematics, what is the inverse operation to exponentiation?
  4. The value of what is 9 point 8 metres per second squared?
  5. The volume of water flowing into a bath doubles every minute. If the bath is full in 5 minutes, after how many minute was it half full?
  6. What name is given to a sequence where each following number is the sum of the previous two?
  7. The volume of which solid object is given by the formula four thirds times pi times the radius cubed?
  8. What name is given to the value that occurs most often in a list of numbers?
  9. Which mathematical symbol was invented in 1557 by Robert Recorde?
  10. Give the value of the tenth prime number?
  11. In mathematics, what name is given to a rectangular array of numbers arranged in rows and columns?
  12. What name is commonly given to a triangle with no sides of equal length and no equal angles?


  1. Game Theory
  2. Hypotenuse
  3. Logarithm
  4. Gravity
  5. 4 minutes
  6. Fibonacci
  7. Sphere
  8. Mode
  9. The equals sign
  10. 29 (2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13, 17, 19, 23, 29)
  11. Matrix
  12. Scalene

Maths Questions III

  1. What is 15 per cent of 360?
  2. 6, 28, 496, and 8128 are examples of what?
  3. What is the value of 4 to the power of 0?
  4. Starting with the letter 'c' if you can place a shape exactly on top of another what are they said to be?
  5. How many sides does a nonagon have?
  6. Who developed calculus independently of Sir Isaac Newton?
  7. What is the square root of 729?
  8. What standard unit of angular measure is just over 57 degrees?
  9. A quotient is the result of which arithmetical operation?
  10. Which Greek mathematician is often referred to as the 'father of geometry'?
  11. Which English mathematician, often regarded as the first computer programmer, was the only legitimate child of the poet Lord Byron?
  12. Which German mathematician is best known for his laws of planetary motion?


  1. 54

  2. Perfect Numbers
  3. 1
  4. Congruent
  5. Nine
  6. Gottfried Leibniz
  7. 27
  8. Radian
  9. Division
  10. Euclid
  11. Ada Lovelace
  12. Johannes Kepler
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