35 Interesting Facts About Maths

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Interesting Facts About Maths

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  1. In a crowded room there is 50% chance of two person sharing the same birth date[1].
  2. 1089 x 9 = 9801 [7].
  3. 40 is the only number whose spelling ‘Forty‘ is in the alphabetical order[2]
  4. When two even numbers are added, the result obtained is always an even number.
  5. If value of π is entered upto two decimals in calculator say 3.14, and look it in mirror then it looks like word ‘PIE’[1].
  6. 7 is arithmetically unique as it is the only single number that cannot be multiplied or divided, while keeping the answer between the group 1 to 10
  7. ‘One’ is the only number arranged in reverse alphabetical order[1].
  8. 2 is an even number which is the only prime number
  9. As per mathematicians there are 177147 ways in which we can tie a tie [7].
  10. Do you know roman numerals have no sign to represent 0 i.e. 0 cannot be represented in roman numerals[3].
  11. One thousand is the only number containing the letter ‘a’ in between 0 to 1000[3].
  12. Value of π was calculated upto 707 decimal places by William Shanks, however, he made a mistake in 528th digit[4].
  13. Graph theory was invented by Leonhard Euler, while finding way to cross every single one of the seven bridges of Königsberg exactly once, which later he found to be impossible. [8]
  14. Pythagoreans used little rocks to represent equations. Do you know, meaning of word calculus in ancient Greek is pebbles?[1].
  15. Addition of numbers present on the opposite side of the dice is always seven[4]
  16. Do you know 1/100th second is equal to 1 jiffy, where jiffy is unit of time[2].
  17. In just 3 cuts, a cake can be cut into 8 pieces . Cut a cake from middle vertically 2 times and horizontally one time
  18. Arabic numerals, now we use in English, were invented in India [7].
  19. Among all the shapes of same area circle has shortest perimeter, in contrast, among all the shapes with same perimeter, a circle has largest area[5]
  20. After million, billion and trillion there are quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion and undecillion[6].
  21. Paul Erdos a Mathematician, at the age of 4 years could calculate in his mind, how many seconds a person has lived as per their age [7].
  22. Brahmagupta was the Indian astronomer and mathematician who first invented 0 and its operations. Zero was represented by dot[9].
  23. In an online survey Alex Bellos found that 7 is most favourite number as 10% of people chose 7. However other than 7, 3 is in queue of being favourite[1]
  24. Prize of US1 million dollar is to be given to whosoever can solve any one maths problem out of 7 problems [7]..
  25. 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 = 12,345,678,987,654,321[6]
  26. 1000000000000066600000000000001 is Belphegor’s Prime number is also a palindrome number[8].
  27. XY coordinate system was developed by René Descartes [7].
  28. Old Norse term hundrath gives word hundred, which means 120 and not 100 [2].
  29. Newton discovered calculus in the same amount of time required for an average student to learn it [7].
  30. Symbols +(plus) and – (minus) are uses since 1489 AD[10]
  31. Number 7 has various connections – 7 wonders of the world, 7 seas, 7 pillars of wisdom, 7 days, 7 colors of rainbows[1].
  32. Six weeks are 10! Seconds i.e. 10*9*8*7*6*5*4*3*2*1 seconds
  33. Infinity symbol was used to represent 1000 by Romans[11]
  34. 312 is equal to 961 and reverse of it 132 is 169 [11]
  35. -40 °F = -40 °C [11]

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Reference links
[1] Interesting and Amazing Math Facts : Source thecalculatorsite.com
[2] 20 Cool Facts About Maths: Source whizz.com
[3] Ten Interesting Math Facts: Source mathwarehouse.com
[4] 10 fun maths facts to brighten up a rainy day: Source mathscareers.org.uk
[5] Did you know that: Source cuttheknot.org
[6] Interesting number facts: Source kidsmathgamesonline.com
[7] 33 fact about maths : Source factslides.com
[8] 35 interesting facts about graph theory: Source factrepublic.com
[9] Who invented zero : Source www.livescience.com
[10] Quora : Source Quora
[11] 101 Mathematical Trivia: Source learnfunfacts.com

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