Mathematics by Picture

Can you name the people, objects, shapes and theorems associated with the field of Mathematics?
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Last updated: May 16, 2018
First submittedMay 16, 2018
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number
person famous for his numbers
theorem
Fermat's Last Theorem
object
drawing tool
person
counting tool
binomial coefficients
theorem
Pascal's Triangle
Pythagoras' Theorem
non-orientable object
symbol
person
angle tool
non-orientable object
field of numbers
Complex Numbers
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Level 51
May 16, 2018
The infinity number looks like an eight sideways. And it seems to go on forever...
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Level 68
May 16, 2018
Hmm... It's like it's going on... infinitely?
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Level 52
May 16, 2018
I ought to have got 14 but didn't recognise Fibonacci's picture.

Pascal's Triangle, just forgot the name, I'd first seen it on some 1970s Open University episode on statistics and probability distributions.

Never heard of a Klein Bottle though! Anyway thanks for another enjoyable quiz :o)

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Level 68
May 17, 2018
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed it :)
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Level 82
Aug 31, 2021
Weird that you don't accept the more common name for the Pythagorean theorem.
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Level 68
Aug 31, 2021
Because the image stated on the first line is not Pythagoras' theorem. That strictly applies to when n=2. Fermat's Last Theorem is for when the power is generalised. (This is also why I included "last theorem" as a visible part of the clue, since that is famously part of what it is called, never used for Pythag's one).

Also, two rows later you have Pythagoras' theorem anyway, which does accept Pythagorean as an answer (even though it doesn't make grammatical sense with the apostrophe)

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Level 61
Aug 31, 2021
Thank God for Cliff Stoll!
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Level 74
Aug 31, 2021
Why Einstein? He was a physicist, not a mathematician. Also, how are people supposed to recognize Fibonacci from some random portrait made centuries after his death? I would add a hint, like 'introduced Arabic numbers to Europe' or something