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Mathematics Decoder

Guess each math-related question. The first letter from each word will then spell out a mathematical quote.
Except for the quote, every answer is a single word
Quiz by Fuse
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Last updated: September 16, 2023
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First submittedJune 21, 2020
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Hint
Answer
T
200 squared is equal to 40 _____
Thousand
H
To divide by 2
Halve
E
An approximate answer
Estimate
R
The 3D counterpart of this 2D shape is a cuboid
Rectangle
E
e is also known as ____'s Number
Euler
S
Forty plus twenty
Sixty
H
Six-sided shape
Hexagon
O
Eight sided shape
Octagon
U
Two values that are not the same are this,
denoted by the "≠" symbol
Unequal
L
Volume equal to 1000 ml
Litre
D
Radius plus radius (2r)
Diameter
B
A base-2 number expressed in only 0 and 1
Binary
E
Numbers that end in 2, 4, 6, 8 or 0
Even
N
Top number in a fraction
Numerator
O
Describes an angle between 90° and 180°
Obtuse
S
A round 3-dimensional shape
Sphere
U
A quantity used as the standard of measurement,
for example, the basic ___ of time is seconds
Unit
C
A mechanical tool to work out mathematics
Calculator
H
The whole number after ninety-nine is one ________
Hundred
T
Largest number with three letters in its name
Ten
H
Longest side on a right-angled triangle
Hypotenuse
I
A triangle with two sides and angles having the same size
Isosceles
N
Nine-sided shape
Nonagon
 
Hint
Answer
G
10100
Googol
A
The process of calculating the total of two or more numbers
Addition
S
The opposite of the above
Subtraction
B
1,000,000,000
Billion
O
Numbers that end in 1, 3, 5, 7 or 9
Odd
R
In a set of numbers, the largest minus the smallest
Range
I
A never-ending "number"; ∞
Infinity
N
A number below zero; not positive
Negative
G
A unit of metric mass
Gram
M
The process of "timesing" numbers together
Multiplication
A
When letters and other symbols are used to symbolise formulae
Algebra
T
A straight line that just touches a point on a circle
Tangent
H
Seven sided shape
Heptagon
E
A triangle with all three sides and angles having the same size
Equilateral
M
The most common value in a list of numbers
Mode
A
A counting frame used for calculating numbers
Abacus
T
The field of mathematics relating to sides and angles of triangles
Trigonometry
I
Another name for a whole number
Integer
C
Drawing tool used to draw circles or arcs
Compass
S
A triangle with no sides or angles having the same size
Scalene
 
 
 
Mathematical Quote
"There should be no such thing as boring mathematics"
By Edsger W. Dijkstra
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Level 62
Aug 14, 2020
Fun Quiz!
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Level 77
Aug 14, 2020
Thank you!!
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Level 75
May 19, 2021
Great quiz, and just the right length of time. Nominated. (By the way, this the author of the quote "Edsger"?)
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Level 77
May 20, 2021
Thanks Jerry! Yes, the author of the quote is Edsger.
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Level 84
May 24, 2021
Agree, great quiz. Nominated :)
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Level 77
May 24, 2021
Thanks overtired! :D
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Level 76
May 27, 2021
A fun quiz to take!

Also Euler's number ftw

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Level 77
May 27, 2021
Thanks Bread!

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Level 65
Jan 2, 2023
Very fun quiz, made me realize I don't know some terms in English that I do know in Dutch :). One quibble, I believe it's called a hypotenuse, not a hypoteneuse
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Level 77
Jan 2, 2023
Fixed the spelling, not too sure how I messed that up.
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Level 66
Jan 3, 2023
Needed maybe 30 more seconds - but fun quiz
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Level 77
Jan 3, 2023
Done.
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Level 65
Jan 3, 2023
I think the type-ins for the quote don't work... I tries it first hand, didn't work. I gave up, then copied the right answer from the answergrid en retook the quiz. Pasted the quote in there, but it didn't accept it... How come?
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Level 77
Jan 3, 2023
It should work now. Don't forget it's yellow box too.
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Level 60
Sep 16, 2023
This is a great quiz.

"The number after ninety-nine is one _______" should specify integer.

I tried abacus for "A tool that is used to work out mathematics". There are various other words for slope. You could consider adding type-ins, but granted, those don't start with "A" and "G" respectively.

The triangle descriptions ("Used to describe a triangle with...") was unclear to me because when it says the same length, I interpreted that as the same length of some other triangle. Perhaps use "Used to describe a triangle with two sides (and two angles) that have the same length", "...all sides...", and "...no sides...".

Again, excellent quiz! Nominated.

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Level 77
Sep 21, 2023
All fixed, the calculator one is now more specific.
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Level 80
Dec 4, 2023
Very fun!
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Level 77
Dec 4, 2023
Thanks!!