Thursday, August 8, 2013

Some Interesting Math facts

  • Dyscalculia means difficulty in learning arithmetic, such as difficulty in understanding numbers, and learning maths facts.


  • What comes after a million, billion and trillion?

           quadrillion
           quintillion
           sextillion
           septillion
           octillion
           nonillion
           decillion 
           undecillion.  


  • Different names for the number 0 

          zero
          nought
          naught
          nil
          zilch 
          zip. 

  • Zero is the only number that cannot be represented in Roman numeral.

  • The name 'zero' derives from the Arabic word sifr which also gave us the English word 'cipher' meaning 'a secret way of writing' .  

  • The = sign ("equal to sign") was invented by 16th Century Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde, who was fed up with writing "is equal to" in his equations. 

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

  • The word "FRACTION" derives from the Latin " fractio - to break"

  • How to remember the value of pi (π) ?

                      value of  π = 3.1415926

                              This can be remembered by remembering the statement  'May I have a large container of coffee' The number of letters in each word  - 3.1415926, which is the value of pi.



 Source: makemegenius.com 

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  1. useful and interesting facts!enjoyed reading.

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