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Math Trivia Fun Facts

Math was the most important subject that you studied at school, whether you loved it or hated it.

It’s so much more than just numbers. Discover some fun facts about mathematics, mathematicians, and how the subject fits into daily life.


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The score is a slang word for twenty (20).

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A prime number is always greater than 1 but can't be formed by multiplying two smaller numbers. That means the smallest prime number is 2. It's also the only even prime number.

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Calculus comes from the Ancient Greek word for pebbles because of the use of little rocks to create equations.

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The Old Norse word "hundredth" actually means 120, not 100, the literal translation being "long 100".

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Only seven letters represent all the Roman numerals: I, V, X, L, C, D, and M.

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There are six types of triangle: Equilateral, right-angled, Isosceles, obtuse, scalene, and acute.

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The study of the relationship between triangles, sides, and angles in trigonometry.

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A googol is a big number. It has 100 zeros added to it, and the search engine Google is named after it.

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There's no numeral for zero as it didn't exist as a number in Roman times. They just said "nulla" for zero.

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The number we use today comes from the Hindu/Arabic system and is developed over a thousand years ago.

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