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Mathematical A-Z #1

Can you answer the maths-related questions, given the starting letter?
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Last updated: March 13, 2022
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Hint
Answer
A
Self-evident fact that does not need to be proved
Axiom
B
Ancient civilisation who used a base-60 number system
Babylonians
C
Natural, Integer, Rational, Real, ...
Complex
D
He thinks, therefore he is
Descartes
E
Father of geometry
Euclid
F
To write any function as a sum of trigonometric or exponentials
Fourier
G
His teacher told him to add all the numbers between 1 and 100, which he did under a minute.
Gauss
H
A conic section
Hyperbola
I
______ Hotel Paradox
Infinite
J
An upper triangular matrix
Jordan Normal Form
K
A one-sided 'bottle'
Klein
L
Newton rival
Leibniz
M
If f''(x) > 0, then the turning point point is a...
Minimum
 
Hint
Answer
N
9 sided polygon
Nonagon
O
Where y=x and y=-x intersect
Origin
P
Orthogonal
Perpendicular
Q
Written at the end of a proof
QED
R
Type of parallelogram
Rhombus
S
1 divided by cosine
Secant
T
1, 3, 6, 10, 15, 21, ...
Triangular numbers
U
The u in suvat (Hint: 2 words, neither begin with u)
Initial Velocity
V
If 18 is the surface area of a cube, 27 would be its...
Volume
W
What was surprising about Monsieur Blanc? He was a ...
Woman
X
Mathematicians least favourite letter to write, used for 'universal set'
Xi
Y
5040 written backward
ytrofdnadnasuohtevif
Z
'To the eighth power'
Zenzizenzizenzic
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