Knowledge Master Home
How to Order
on other topics
Demonstrate a fearless pursuit of
cellence by plunging, head-first of course, into these questions. Return every week for a new quiz on another of the 14,000 topics in the
Knowledge Master Library
(Click on the question number for the answer.)
How many coefficients are in this expression?
12x - 9y + 14
Decade is to ten years as fortnight is to ...
A. four days
B. two weeks
C. six months
D. fourteen hours
E. the time between two full moons
Basics of Geometry
What has length and width but no depth or thickness?
What kind of triangle has three unequal sides?
What term do mathematicians use for a quantity which is greater than any assignable quantity?
A diagram depicts the lengths of barracuda against their weights. This representation of a frequency distribution is a ...
E. Venn diagram
Circumference is to circle as ---- is to polygon.
A mathematical surmise which generalizes from a set of particular observations with no known exceptions and for which no formal proof has been derived is a(n) ...
What common toy could be described in these words?
a quadrilateral with two pairs of equal adjacent
sides, and consequently one pair of equal angles,
with diagonals intersecting at right angles
An angle that is between 180 degrees and 360 degrees is a(n) ...
A. acute angle
B. right angle
C. obtuse angle
D. reflex angle
E. straight angle
The name given to a step-by-step procedure for carrying out algebraic operations is just as applicable to a cake recipe or instructions for programming a VCR. What is this term?
Two intersecting planes form a ...
A. right angle
B. vertical angle
C. dihedral angle
D. supplementary angle
E. complementary angle
It's All True!
An equation which is true for every value of the unknown is what kind of equation?
A straight line which is approached but never actually reached by an infinite branch of a curve is a(n) ...
A theorem that is a direct consequence of another theorem is called a ...
What set of positive integers satisfies the equation, a squared + b squared = c squared?
A. trigonometric identities
B. Cartesian coordinates
C. Pythagorean triples
D. Fibonacci sequences
E. ordered pairs
An annulus is the region bounded by two ---- circles.
Another name for a sine curve is ...
C. conic section
D. periodic curve
E. geometric spiral
Name the process of moving a quantity from one side of an equation to the other side by changing its sign of operation.
The fixed ratio between the size of the model and the size of the real object is called the ...
The most frequent score in a set of scores is the ...
Archimedes described it as greater than 3 10/71 and less than 3 10/70. Today that number is called ...
A mathematical statement admitted without proof is a(n) ...
Any digit that is obtained by actual measurement and is not simply a placeholder used to position the decimal point is what kind of digit?
Algebraic equations containing the unknown quantity in the second but no higher power are what kind of equations?
A torus resembles what breakfast item from a bakery?
Which concept on the left is not paired with numbers or symbols that illustrate it?
A. integer, -4968
B. coefficient, 5x + 9 = 3
C. identity, 7 + 0 = 7
D. additive inverse, 22 + (-22) = 0
E. reciprocals, a/b + b/a = 1
Euclid referred to what when he said this?
In the same plane they will never intersect
or meet, no matter how far they are extended.
The opposite ends of any diameter of a sphere are described as being what kind of points?
If ordinal numerals designate order, what do cardinal numerals designate?
Top of page
Answers to Math Terms
3. a plane
28. parallel lines
Top of page
©Academic Hallmarks, P.O. Box 998, Durango, CO 81302