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As the name suggests it, wild numbers are fictional numbers that started to appear on a 19th Century Dutch novel. These numbers are described as having a fictional sequence of numbers imagined to exist in the actual mathematical world. So, what do you actually know about these numbers? Take our quiz and find out.

• 1.

Who wrote the book "the wild numbers"?

• A.

Phillipe Shchogt

• B.

Philemon Shogt

• C.

Philibert Shogt

• D.

Phillis Schoen

C. Philibert Shogt
Explanation
Philibert Shogt wrote the book "the wild numbers".

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• 2.

In what year did Anatole Millechamps de Beauregard pose his wild number problem?

• A.

In 1823

• B.

In 1840

• C.

In 1843

• D.

In 1839

A. In 1823
Explanation
Anatole Millechamps de Beauregard posed his wild number problem in the year 1823.

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• 3.

When did the wild number problem get generalized?

• A.

In the 1920's

• B.

In the 1830's

• C.

In the 1910's

• D.

In the 1900's

B. In the 1830's
Explanation
The wild number problem was generalized in the 1830's.

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• 4.

Who proved that "3" was not a wild number?

• A.

Heinrich Riedel

• B.

Heinrich Riddle

• C.

Heinrich Baaum

• D.

Heinrich Wassenaar

A. Heinrich Riedel
Explanation
Heinrich Riedel proved that "3" was not a wild number.

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• 5.

Who discovered that there was a relationship between wild numbers and prime numbers?

• A.

Simon Arkanov

• B.

Dimitri Hasselhof

• C.

Dimitri Arkanov

• D.

Simon Sims

C. Dimitri Arkanov
Explanation
Dimitri Arkanov is the correct answer because he discovered the relationship between wild numbers and prime numbers.

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• 6.

What are examples of wild numbers?

• A.

22,44, 00

• B.

0,1,5

• C.

11, 67, 2

• D.

1200

C. 11, 67, 2
Explanation
The numbers 11, 67, and 2 are examples of wild numbers. These numbers are considered wild because they do not follow a specific pattern or sequence. They are not part of a series or a set of numbers with a defined relationship. Instead, they are random and unpredictable.

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• 7.

Where are the original fictional sequence of wild numbers documented?

• A.

The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences

• B.

On Wikipedia

• C.

In Library of Amsterdam

• D.

In Smithsonian's database

A. The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
Explanation
The original fictional sequence of wild numbers is documented in The On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences. This is a comprehensive online database that catalogues integer sequences along with their properties and formulas. It serves as a valuable resource for mathematicians and researchers to study and explore various number sequences.

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• 8.

How is the multiplication semigroup Wo called in mathematics?

• A.

The New semigroup

• B.

The "W" semigroup

• C.

The Wolsey semigroup

• D.

The Integer semigroup

C. The Wolsey semigroup
• 9.

What's the abbreviation for the On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences?

• A.

OEIS

• B.

EIS

• C.

OLEIS

• D.

OEOIS

A. OEIS
Explanation
The abbreviation for the On-line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences is OEIS.

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• 10.

How are the well-defined sequences of wild numbers called?

• A.

Wild numbers

• B.

Pseudo numbers

• C.

Pseudo wild numbers

• D.

Wild Integers

C. Pseudo wild numbers
Explanation
The well-defined sequences of wild numbers are called "Pseudo wild numbers".

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