Maths Quiz

Quiz 112 – Round 3 – Maths

1. What is the next number in the following sequence: 2, 6, 14, 30, …

62 (multiply the previous number by two and then add two)

2. How many seconds are there in 12 minutes?

720

3. What is seventeen squared?

289

4. If Carl buys a bottle of wine for £6.59 and two bottles of beer for £1.29 each, how much change does he get from a £10 note?

83 pence

5. How many degrees are there in three right angles?

270

6. Which is the closest prime number to 100?

101

7. How many edges are there on a tetrahedron?

6 (A tetrahedron is a triangular-based pyramid – note that the question asks for edges, not faces, of which there are 4)

8. What is the mean of 12, 14, 19, 27 and 53?

25 (The average – Add the numbers together and divide by 5, which is how many numbers there are)

9. What is seven-hundredths expressed as a decimal?

0.07

10. Fred’s car holds 12 gallons of petrol. On one full tank of petrol he drove four trips to London and back. London is 45 miles from his house. How many miles to the gallon did Fred get from his car?

30

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 104 – Round 3 – Maths

1. What fraction of an hour is five minutes?

1/12

2. How many degrees are there if you add up the internal angles in a pentagon?

540°

3. If the 3rd of March is a Tuesday, what day of the week is the 1st of July?

Wednesday

4. What is 20% of 1630?

326

5. What is the value of a if 3a+12=39?

9

6. If a train leaves its destination at 23:07 and arrives at 07:42 the next morning, how long does the journey take?

8 hours and 35 minutes

7. What is the next number in this sequence: 7, 15, 31, 63, ..?

127 (multiply the previous number by two and add one)

8. How many faces has an icosahedron?

20

9. What is seven cubed?

343

10. How many minutes are there in a quarter of a day?

360

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 91 – Round 3 – Maths

1. What is the median of the following numbers: 22, 11, 2, 6 and 8?

8 (the middle number when they are written in numerical order)

2. What is 6.7 times 4?

26.8

3. What is one million five hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred and twelve (1,537,512) rounded to the nearest thousand? 

1,538,000 (One million five hundred and thirty-eight thousand)

4. What is twelve cubed?

1728

5. Calculate three-fifths of 725.

435

6. What is the volume of a cube that has edges of 5cm?

125cm3

7. What is 80% of 295?

236

8. How many hours are there in a year?

8760 (to the nearest hour)

9. Express 7/20 as a decimal.

0.35

10. What is the square root of 1,369?

37

 

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Quiz 87 – Round 6 – Measurements and Conversions

1. How many millilitres are there in twenty litres?

20 thousand

2. If you weighed 8 stone, what would that be in kilograms?

51 (accept answers within 3)

3. What is 735.7 cm rounded to 3 significant figures?

736cm

4. How many feet are there in a fathom?

6

5. How many millimetres are there in 80cm?

800

6. What fraction of a litre is 200ml?

one fifth (1/5)

7. Which number is represented in binary as 1000?

8

8. How many centilitres are there in 5 standard sized bottles of wine?

375 cl (One wine bottle holds 75 cl)

9. What is a ‘decametre’?

A unit of length equivalent to ten metres

10. St. Paul’s Cathedral is 365 feet tall. How tall is it in metres?

111 (Accept answers within 3)

 

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Quiz 77 – Round 3 – Maths

1. Joy starts watching TV at 5:25pm and watches three shows; one lasting 45 minutes, one lasting 28 minutes and one lasting just 8 minutes. Assuming that the shows run back to back with no adverts, what time does her last show finish?

6:46

2. How many hours are there in a leap year?

8,784

3. Megan is six years older than Sam and Dennis is 27 years younger than Sam. If Megan is 52, how old is Dennis?

19

4. What is the sum of the internal angles of an octagon?

1080˚

5. What is seven-eighths of 216?

189

6. What is one sixteenth as a decimal?

0.0625

7. A car travels at a constant speed on the motorway. The 300-mile journey takes exactly four hours. At what speed was the car travelling?

75 m.p.h.

8. What is the perimeter of a square field with a total area of 900m2?

120m

9. If you throw two dice at the same time, what is the probability of getting a 6 on both?

1/36

10. What is the area of square with sides of 17cm?

289cm2

 

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 55 – Round 5 – Maths

1. How many seconds are there in 24 hours?

86,400

2. What is 4 cubed?

64

3. What is two-sevenths of 147?

 42

4. If you know the radius of a circle, how do you calculate the circumference?

multiply by ‘pi’ and by 2 (2π r)

5. A school has 800 students and on one day of severe illness 27% of the students are absent. How many students attend school on that day?

584

6. What is a polyhedron?

A three-dimensional solid with flat faces, straight edges and vertices (sharp corners)

7. What is the mean of the following set of numbers: 5, 27, 43, 7, 2 and 6?

15

8. What is two-fifths of a half?

two-tenths (or 0.2)

9. What was the year 1976 as a Roman Numeral?

MCMLXXVI

10. What is the next number in the sequence: 17, 29, 53, 101, 197, …?

389 (multiply the previous number by two and then subtract five)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 39 – Round 3 – Maths

1. What is fifteen squared?

225

2. What is the next number in the sequence; 1, 3, 7, 15, 31,…?

63 (each number is double the last number plus one)

3. Which year in Roman numerals was ‘MCMLIX’?

1959

4. What is the median of the following group of numbers; 2, 22, 50 and 59?

36 (the middle number once the terms are placed in numerical order. When two numbers lie equally in the middle, the number halfway between the two is the median) 

5. I only work 2 days a week and on Wednesday I earn £50 less than Thursday. If I earn £600 overall, how much do I earn on Thursday?

£325

6. How many degrees are there in two and a half right angles?

225

7. What is the volume of a cube with side length of 3cm?

27cm3

8. What is the name for an angle which is greater than 90 degrees but less than 180 degrees?

Obtuse

9. What number is two fifths of 75?

30

10. What is seven-eighths as a percentage?

87.5%

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 23 – Round 5 – Maths

1. In trigonometry the three most familiar functions are ‘sine’, ‘cosine’ and what?

Tangent

2. What is the Roman numeral for 2013?

MMXIII

3. What term describes half of the diameter of a circle?

Radius

4. Which type of triangle has two sides of the same length and one of different length?

Isosceles

5. What is 5 cubed?

125

6. If two of the interior angles of a triangle are 43 and 57, what is the third?

80 degrees

7. If 7x + 5 =40, what is the value of x?

5

8. If you buy two items with an original price of £10 each but with 20% off each one and another item with an original price of £20 but with 30% off, how much do you spend in total?

£30

9.  Which distance is greater; 7 miles or 13 kilometres?

13 kilometres 

10. 6 – 3 X 2 + 2 = 

2 (Multiplication must always be done before addition and subtraction)

 

 

 

 

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Quiz 14 – Round 3 – Maths

1. How many minutes are there in a day?

1440

2. How many millilitres are equal to 3 standard bottles of wine?

2250 (750 ml per bottle)

3. The internal angles of a triangle always add up to how many degrees?

180

4. If it takes 3 women 1 hour to drink a bottle of wine, how long will it take 2 women?

1 and a half hours 

5. What is the name for a 14-sided polygon?

Tetradecagon

6. Which is the next biggest prime number after 23?

29

7. What is the next number in the sequence; 2, 7, 17, 37, 77, …

157 (multiply each number by two and then add three to get the next in the sequence)

8. Mathematically, what is an apex?

The vertex at the tip of a cone or pyramid

9. What is half a sphere called?

Hemisphere

10. If Frank got 18 out of 20 in his maths test, what percentage would he have?

90%

 

 

 

 

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1. What is the formula 2πR for? (π is the symbol for ‘pi’)

The circumference of a circle

2. What is missing out of the trio. Sine, Cosine and…?

Tangent

3. If it takes 3 men 2 hours to dig a hole, how long will it theoretically take one man?

6 hours

4. Whose theorem states that ‘a square on the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares on the other two sides?

Pythagoras

5. What is two cubed?

8

6. If a bag of 30 sweets weighs 20g, how many sweets would weigh 1kg?

1500

7. What is the next number in the series; 1, 4, 9, 16, …?

25 (1 squared is 1, 2 squared is 4, 3 squared is 9, 4 squared is 16 and 5 squared is 25)

8. How many faces does a cube have?

6

9. The roman numeral XXIV is how many?

24

10. How many faces does a dodecahedron have?

12

 

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