Interesting Facts about Mathematics

Interesting Facts about MathematicsMathematics is one subject that students either love or hate. Some students find it extremely difficult while others find it quite easy. Maths is all about formulas and concepts. If you have the basics right, you will find it easy and would be able to solve all the problems swiftly. As you understand, learn and explore this subject, you will also begin to find it more and more interesting. Here are few really interesting facts about mathematics.

  1. Do You Know What Comes After a Trillion?

Did you think the counting ends after you reach trillion? If you did then you are wrong. Though we do not use these numbers frequently, there is a whole lot after it. After trillion comes quadrillion then comes quintillion, setillion, septillion, octillion, nonillion, decillion and undecillion.

  1. There Exists a Shape called Icosagon

You may have heard of square, circle, triangle and many other shapes but did you know that there is also a shape called Icosagon. An Icosagon has as many as 20 sides.

  1. Interesting Fact about Circle

A circle has the largest area amid all shapes that have the same perimeter. On the other hand, it has the shortest perimeter amid all shapes with the same area.

  1. Spelling Numbers

The letter A that forms a part of most of the words, be it the names of the countries, fruits, flowers or things appears only once in numbers spelled from 0 to 1,000.

Four is one such number that has an equal number of letters as the number itself. There is no other such number in mathematics.

  1. Abacus

Abacus is known to be the origin of the calculator. It was used for calculation in China, Russia and Europe prior to the adoption of Hindu-Arabic numeral system. The exact origin of this frame is unknown.

  1. Interesting Multiplication

There are many interesting multiplication facts in mathematics. One of the most interesting one is multiplying 111, 111, 111 by 111, 111, 111 which amounts to 12,345, 678, 987, 654, 321

  1. Checking Divisibility by 3

You can check the divisibility of number 3 with any number very easily. A number is divisible by number 3 if its digits add up to a number that is divisible by 3.

  1. Interesting Fact About Number 9

Number 9 is one such number in mathematics that if you multiply a number with it and add all the digits of the answer you get, the sum of the number will always come to be 9.

  1. Ever Heard of the Term, Jiffy?

It is a unit of time that defines 1/100th of a second. The earliest technical usage of this term was proposed by Gilbert Newton Lewis. Jiffy is commonly used to specify a very short period of time.

  1. What is a Palindrome Number?

It is a number that looks the same whether you read it backwards or forward. 32123, 65156, 323 are a few examples of this. To check if a number is palindrome, you need to first reverse it. Now, compare the number you get with the original number. If both the numbers are the same it means it is a palindrome number.

These are just 10 interesting facts about this super interesting subject. There are numerous others. If you know of some, then do share with us. Also let us know if you find the subject interesting or struggle to get through it?

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