10 most difficult mathematics riddles A list of ten (out of 26) mathematics related questions that are the most often answered incorrectly Mathematics quiz Which of the following Roman numerals stands for 4?Both IV and IIII. Both notations are correct and historically Roman numerals were often written less consistently than today. The notation 'IIII' is often seen on clock faces. The reason for that may be practical, to avoid confusing the IV and VI when the clock is held upside down (although other theories also exist).very hard 25% IVIV72%IIIIIIII1%Both IV and IIIIBoth IV and IIII25%None of the aboveNone of the above1%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 5384 answers in 4 languages »ancient Rome riddles » Which of the following is true for the solution with the pH=0?The OH − ion concentration is smaller than the H+ ion concentration. In chemistry, pH is a numeric scale used to specify the acidity or alkalinity of an aqueous solution. It is the negative of the logarithm to base 10 of the activity of the hydrogen ion .Traditionally the pH is being defined as: pH = - log10 [H+], where [H+] it is a H+ ions concentration in mol/dm^3 (M). So if pH = 0 this H+ ions concentration is 1 mol/dm^3 and the solution is strongly acidic.very hard 25% the OH − ion concentration is smaller than the H+ ion concentrationthe OH − ion concentration is smaller than the H+ ion concentration25%the OH − ion concentration is greater than the H+ ion concentrationthe OH − ion concentration is greater than the H+ ion concentration20%the OH − ion concentration is equal of the H+ ion concentrationthe OH − ion concentration is equal of the H+ ion concentration27%Such solution doesn't existSuch solution doesn't exist26%Created by: Paweł Kołodziejczyk. Statistics based on 2948 answers in 2 languages »numbers riddles » During a full 24-hour day, how many times would the hands of a clock overlap?22. The minute hand makes 24 revolutions, while the hour hand makes 2 revolutions.very hard 31% 666%121221%222231%242440%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 9037 answers in 2 languages »time riddles » Which numeral system was in use in ancient Sumer and Babilon?Sexagesimal. Remnants of highly composite sexagesimal system are in use even today for measuring angles, geographic coordinates and especially time. An hour of time is divided into 60 minutes, which in turn are divided into 60 seconds. very hard 31% octaloctal22%binarybinary20%decimaldecimal25%sexagesimalsexagesimal31%Created by: smyru. Statistics based on 11939 answers in 2 languages »ancient history riddles » Who introduced the Fibonacci numbers?Leonardo of Pisa, also known as Leonardo Fibonacci, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo. His 1202 book Liber Abaci introduced the sequence to Western European mathematics, although the sequence had been described earlier as Virahanka numbers in Indian mathematics.very hard 37% Edouard LucasEdouard Lucas10%CartesiusCartesius25%Gottfried Wilhelm LeibnizGottfried Wilhelm Leibniz26%Leonardo of PisaLeonardo of Pisa37%Created by: Ola. Statistics based on 1604 answers in 2 languages »history riddles » Which of the writers was a mathematician?Lewis Carroll. Lewis Caroll, author of "Alice in Wonderland" completed his mathematical studies at Oxford University, was a lecturer at this University. He wrote about 250 scientific papers in mathematics, logic and cryptography. He was interested in mathematical puzzles and numerical games.very hard 37% Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling19%Lewis CarrollLewis Carroll37%Karol DickensKarol Dickens29%John Ronald Reuel TolkienJohn Ronald Reuel Tolkien13%Created by: Kinga Fabijańska. Statistics based on 13000 answers in 4 languages »writers riddles » Augustus was born on 1 January 10BC. Which birthday did he celebrate at 1 January 10AD?19. There was no year number zero. There were only 1999 years between 1000BC and 1000AD.very hard 38% 191938%202037%212119%80805%Created by: Gizem İsmailoğlu. Statistics based on 16080 answers in 4 languages »calendar riddles » 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.hard 42% 20209%242442%252544%1001004%Created by: ex-terminator. Statistics based on 14207 answers in 2 languages »math riddles » 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.hard 44% by approx 6 metersby approx 6 meters44%by approx 6 kilometersby approx 6 kilometers18%by approx 60 kilometersby approx 60 kilometers21%by approx 6000 kilometersby approx 6000 kilometers15%Created by: SpikeMe. Statistics based on 24712 answers in 2 languages »Earth riddles » 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).hard 46% Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein46%Blaise PascalBlaise Pascal18%Isaac NewtonIsaac Newton16%all of the aboveall of the above17%Created by: globalquiz.org. Statistics based on 11852 answers in 4 languages »scientists riddles » Play mathematics quiz and see all the questions.