# MATHEMATICS HISTORY 2023

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- Q1
**Who first proposed the Prime Number Theorem?**Gauss

Euler

Aristotle

Newton

60s - Q2
**Who is credited with the sequence:**Euler

Aristotle

Gauss

Newton

30s - Q3
**Who defined zero?**Brad Pitt

**Brahmagupta**John von Neumann

Archimedes

60s - Q4
**Who is the only woman in history to win the Fields Medal?**Julia Robinson

Ada Lovelace

Marjorie Lee Browne

**Maryam Mirzakhani**60s - Q5
**Who developed the theory of probability?**Wallis & Descartes

**Pascal & Fermat**Cavalieri & Newton

Bernoulli & Desargues

60s - Q6
**How many zeros are in 1 septuagintillion?**157

**213**424

635

60s - Q7
The mathematician Pythagoras was born on which Greek island?

Rhodes

Samos

Crete

Santorini

60s - Q8
Who gave the solution to cubic equations?

Lodovico Ferrari

Niccolo Fontana

Scopione del Ferro

Girolamo Cardano

30s - Q9
In which number system where there is no symbol for zero?

Egyptian

Roman

Indian

Babylonian

60s - Q10
This number’s irrationality property was first discovered by Pythagoras. What is its value?

2

5

3

4

30s - Q11
Who is famous for the line, "I think, therefore I am"?

Rene Descartes

Pierre de Fermat

Jacob Bernoulli

Euclid

60s - Q12
Who is the mathematician behind the equality “=” sign?

Rudolf

Recorde

Euler

Descarte

60s - Q13
It is a prehistoric time when people developed ideas of trade, private property and quantity.

Paleolithic Age

Ancient Orient Age

Neolitic Age

Prehistory

30s - Q14
What is a decimal number system? a. Base 5 number system b. Base 10 number system c. Base 20 number system d. Base 60 number system

Base 8

Base 60

Base 10

Base 20

60s - Q15
**What were some of Leonardo DaVinci's interests (must apply to both)?**Engineering, Theater

Cooking, Archery

Botany, Cartography

Art, Cars

60s