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Maths General Knowledge Quiz

Test your understanding of some general mathematical facts with this self marking quiz.

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You can earn a trophy if you get at least 7 of these questions correct.

1. Subtract the second even number from the third square number.

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2. Divide a thousand by a hundred.

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3. What is the name for the longest side of a right angled triangle?

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4. How many grams are in one kilogram?

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5. How many seconds are there in four and a half minutes?

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6. How many dots are there on a dice?

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7. What is the largest prime number less than 20?

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8. How many sides does a decagon have?

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9. If a square is also a rectangle find 16 squared otherwise find the square root of 16.

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10. Multiply this year by last year without using a calculator

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This is Maths General Knowledge Quiz level 1. You can also try: Level 2 Level 3

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Try your best to answer the questions above. Type your answers into the boxes provided leaving no spaces. As you work through the exercise regularly click the "check" button. If you have any wrong answers, do your best to do corrections but if there is anything you don't understand, please ask your teacher for help.

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Morna, Scotland

Friday, August 18, 2023

"Maths General Knowledge Quiz: Level 2
Q 10 needs a comma.
It currently says "The highest common factor of two numbers is seven. The first number is a two digit square number and the second number is a multiple of five less than 50. What is the difference between these two numbers?"
This implies that it is a multiple of 'five less than 50' i.e. a multiple of 45. If this is the case, the second number is 315, and so the calculation is 315 - 49 = 266. If a comma was added, it would read 'a multiple of five, less than 50' which means a multiple of 5, which is less than 50. Then, the second number is 35, and the calculation is 49 - 35 = 14.
Thank you!

[Transum: Thank you Morna. I really appreciate you taking the time to bring this ambiguity to my notice. I have now changed the wording of that question so I hope it is now better understood. Thanks again.]"

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Level 1 - Mathematics general knowledge questions created for upper Primary, lower Secondary and Junior High School pupils.

Level 2 - Mathematics general knowledge questions created for upper Secondary and High School students.

Level 3 - Mathematics general knowledge questions created for adults (or resourceful students).

Exam Style Mixed questions in the style of exam paper questions. Worked solutions are available for Transum subscribers.

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