Cool Math Facts!

  • What comes after a million, billion and trillion? A quadrillion, quintillion, sextillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion and undecillion.
What comes after a trillion?

 

  • A study has found that students who chew gum have better math test scores than those who do not.
Students who chew gum have better math test scores.

 

  • An icosagon is a shape with 20 sides.
An icosagon is a shape with 20 sides.

 

 

  • FOUR is the only number in the English language that is spelt with the same number of letters as the number itself.
FOUR is the only number in the English language that is spelt with the same number of letters as the number itself.

 

  • 12,345,678,987,654,321 is the product of 111,111,111 x 111,111,111. Notice the sequence of the numbers 1 to 9 and back to 1.
12,345,678,987,654,321

 

  • Have you ever noticed that the opposite sides of a die always add up to seven.
The opposite sides a die always add up to seven

 

  • . A ‘jiffy’ is an actual unit of time for 1/100th of a second.
    1/100th of a second

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  • 555 is used by some in Thailand as slang for “hahaha”, because the word for “five” is pronounced “ha”.
555 is used by some in Thailand as slang for “hahaha”

 

  • Zero is the only number that can’t be represented in Roman numerals.
Roman Numerals

 

  • The most prolific mathematician of the 20th century, Paul Erdos, used amphetamine to fuel 20-hour number benders.
Amphetamine