What Do You Know About Running Total?

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What Do You Know About Running Total?

As clear as it sounds, a running total is described as the summation of sequence of numbers which is updated each time a new value or number is added to the sequence. Although the concept looks quite simple, how much can you say that you know about it? Try our quiz and find out.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What's the other name for a running total?
    • A. 

      Addition

    • B. 

      Partial sum

    • C. 

      Summation

    • D. 

      Algebra

  • 2. 
    What's the purpose of a running total?
    • A. 

      It allows the total to be stated at any point in time without having to substract the entire sequence each time.

    • B. 

      It allows the sequence to be stated at any point in time without having a total

    • C. 

      It allows the total to be stated at any point in time without having to multiply the entire sequence each time

    • D. 

      It allows the total to be stated at any point in time without having to sum the entire sequence each time.

  • 3. 
    What is the total of the following sequence, <5 8 3 2>?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      18

    • D. 

      20

  • 4. 
    What is the total of the following sequence, <5 8 3 2 6 >?
    • A. 

      24

    • B. 

      22

    • C. 

      26

    • D. 

      28

  • 5. 
    What is the equivalent of a running total when it comes to a subtraction?
    • A. 

      A difference

    • B. 

      A running difference

    • C. 

      A statement

    • D. 

      A rolling difference

  • 6. 
    What is a finite difference?
    • A. 

      It is a mathematical expression of the form f(x+b)-f(x+a)

    • B. 

      It is a mathematical expression of the form f(x+b)

    • C. 

      It is a mathematical expression of the form f(x+a)

    • D. 

      It is a mathematical expression of the form f(b)-f(a)

  • 7. 
    What tool uses running totals all the time?
    • A. 

      Cash registers

    • B. 

      Calculators

    • C. 

      TV

    • D. 

      A watch

  • 8. 
    What is the total for the following sequence <6 2 3 4 1>?
    • A. 

      15

    • B. 

      16

    • C. 

      12

    • D. 

      11

  • 9. 
    What's the result of the following sequence <5 2 4> ?
    • A. 

      7

    • B. 

      10

    • C. 

      9

    • D. 

      11

  • 10. 
    What's a series in mathematics?
    • A. 

      It is a description of the operation of dividing infinitely many quantities to a given ending quantity

    • B. 

      It is a description of the operation of removing infinitely many quantities to a given starting quantity

    • C. 

      It is a description of the operation of adding infinitely many quantities to a given starting quantity

    • D. 

      It is a description of the operation of substracting infinitely quantities to a given starting quantity