# Math questions

This is a list of recently added questions about math.## Which famous scientist was born on the Pi day? (March 14)

Albert Einstein. 14 of March is celebrated on many schools and universities as both Pi Day and the birthday of Albert Einstein. On of the traditions is the 'Pi Pie' (pictured).

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48%

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

4608

Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal

1619

Isaac Newton

Isaac Newton

1606

all of the above

all of the above

1616

## Which of the following is a prime number?

16769023. A prime number has no positive divisors other than 1 and itself. Hence, a prime bigger than 2 cannot be even. All prime numbers bigger than 5, written in the usual decimal system, end in 1, 3, 7, or 9.

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66%

23882990

23882990

1102

16769023

16769023

8163

38377296

38377296

1045

11723835

11723835

1922

## Let's say the stock price was 10 two days ago. It has dropped by 50% yesterday and raised by 50% today. What is the stock price now?

7.5. Stock price was 10 two days ago. Yesterday it dropped by 50% to 5. Today it raised by 50% (of 5) to 7.5

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72%

10

10

1215

12.5

12.5

963

7.5

7.5

6258

20

20

189

## How many possible code combinations are there for this kind of lock?

10000. The possible codes are from 0000 to 9999 inclusive. There are 10 possibilities for each ring, thus there are 10*10*10*10 possible codes.

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51%

999

999

500

1000

1000

679

9999

9999

3660

10000

10000

5199

## If Earth's radius was larger by 1 meter, how much longer would its equator be?

By approx 6 meters. For each circle, the length of the circumference is c=2πr. Hence, if a radius grows by 1 meter, the circumference grows by 2 π meters - no matter what the initial value of radius was.

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46%

by approx 6 meters

by approx 6 meters

7853

by approx 6 kilometers

by approx 6 kilometers

2831

by approx 60 kilometers

by approx 60 kilometers

3441

by approx 6000 kilometers

by approx 6000 kilometers

2729

## How many edges does a Möbius strip have?

One. The Möbius strip is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component (edge). A line drawn starting from the seam down the middle will meet back at the seam but at the "other side". If continued the line will meet the starting point and will be double the length of the original strip.

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73%

one

one

8995

two

two

2213

three

three

564

four

four

464

## Typically, how many leap years are in a century?

24. The Gregorian Calendar omits 3 leap days every 400 years, omitting February 29 in the 3 century years (integer multiples of 100) that are not also integer multiples of 400. For example, 1600 was a leap year, but 1700, 1800 and 1900 were not. Similarly, 2000 was a leap year, but 2100, 2200, and 2300 will not be.

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44%

20

20

1015

24

24

4794

25

25

4559

100

100

484

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