Math factsMathematics quiz
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.
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.
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.
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.
How many edges does a cube have?
12. A cube has six square faces, each of which has four edges - but each edge is shared with another face.