# The Wonders And History Of Mathematics

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Math has been used since the beginning of time; this is evident in the ancient structures that exist up to date. This quiz is to be taken along with the videos “Donald Duck in Mathemagic Land” and “The History of Mathematics”. Give it a try and feel free to watch them again.

• 1.

### Who was the father of mathematics and music?

• A.

Pythagoras

• B.

Einstein

• C.

Edison

A. Pythagoras
Explanation
Pythagoras is considered the father of mathematics and music because of his significant contributions in both fields. He is known for the Pythagorean theorem, which relates to the relationship between the sides of a right-angled triangle. This theorem is fundamental in mathematics and has numerous applications. Additionally, Pythagoras made important discoveries in music theory, particularly in the field of harmonics. He explored the mathematical relationships between musical intervals and is credited with the discovery of the octave, fifth, and fourth. His work in both mathematics and music laid the foundation for these disciplines and greatly influenced future developments.

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• 2.

### The pentagram was a secret emblem.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The pentagram was a secret emblem because it was associated with various secret societies and occult practices throughout history. It was often used as a symbol of protection or as a sign of membership in these secret groups. Additionally, the pentagram's five-pointed star shape held significant meaning in different cultures, representing elements such as earth, air, fire, water, and spirit. Due to its secretive and symbolic nature, the pentagram was considered a secret emblem.

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• 3.

### Egyptians used lotus flowers to represent?

• A.

50

• B.

100

• C.

750

• D.

1000

D. 1000
Explanation
The lotus flower was used by the Egyptians to represent rebirth and the sun. In Egyptian mythology, the lotus flower was associated with the sun god, Ra, and was believed to bloom each morning and close each night, symbolizing the cycle of life and death. The Egyptians also believed that the lotus flower had healing properties and used it in religious ceremonies and rituals. Therefore, the correct answer is 1000, as the lotus flower held great significance in Egyptian culture.

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• 4.

### The Greeks believed the golden rectangle was a mathematic thing of beauty.

• A.

True

• B.

False

A. True
Explanation
The Greeks believed that the golden rectangle was a thing of beauty due to its aesthetic proportions and harmonious ratios. They considered it to be a perfect and visually pleasing shape, which is why they often incorporated it into their architecture and artwork. The golden rectangle's dimensions, where the ratio of the longer side to the shorter side is approximately 1.618, were believed to create a sense of balance and harmony that was pleasing to the eye. This belief in the beauty of the golden rectangle has persisted throughout history and continues to influence design principles today.

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• 5.

### The numbers 0 - 9 were invented by the Chinese.

• A.

True

• B.

False

B. False
Explanation
They didn't start being used until the 3rd century BC in India.

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• 6.

### Early Babylonians developed a way to tell time using the base number of?

• A.

100

• B.

60

• C.

1

B. 60
Explanation
The early Babylonians developed a way to tell time using the base number of 60. This is known as the sexagesimal system, which is still used today for measuring time and angles. The choice of 60 as the base number is believed to be due to its divisibility by many smaller numbers, such as 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6. This made calculations and conversions easier for the Babylonians, and their system eventually spread to other civilizations.

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