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Mathematical Terms in Popular Culture
"Terms from maths can turn up in unexpected places. Here are some from music, movies and the world of books. I'll describe a mathematical term and you choose the right title etc, have fun."
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One way to find an average is to total a set of numbers then divide the answer by how many numbers were in the set.
i) 4 + 5 + 6 + 10 + 15 = 40
ii) 40/5 gives you an average of 8.
Which of these movie titles contains a word which most closely relates to this procedure?
Love a la Mode
An angle greater than 180 degrees but less than 360 degrees could have been the inspiration for which Duran Duran hit single?
My Girl's Acute Girl
Have I the Right?
When using trigonometric functions in right-angled triangles the formula of opposite side over adjacent side would reveal the values of which of these movie titles?
A geometrical term meaning "coinciding at all points when superimposed"* would give which of these musical titles?
*Definition from Dictionary.com
"Congruent" by Six Feet Deep
"Origin of Symmetry" by Muse
"Parabola" by Tool
"Parallel Lines" by Blondie
A combination of 'multiplied by' and an equilateral rectangle would give which of these movie titles?
An Equal Share
Catching the Rhombus
If one angle in a triangle is given as 102 degrees and a second angle is given as 56 degrees which of these book titles correspond to the value of the third angle?
"Catch 22" by Joseph Heller
"24 Girls in 7 Days" by Alex Brady
"The Life of Pi" by Yann Martel
"21 Proms" by Daniel Ehrenhaft and David Levithan
The cube root of 27 connected with units of angle measurement will produce which musical act?
The Five Seconds
The Fifth Dimension
The Four Tops
The Three Degrees
A number only divisible by itself and one combined with a mathematical objective will give which title of a book by Joe MacAnthony?
How a hexagon might be described coupled with a shape that can be scalene, isosceles or equilateral will give the mathematically incorrect title of which 1963 movie?
The Circular Polygon
The Six Pointed Star
The Six-Sided Triangle
The Five-Sided Trapezium
Which of these could be either a circumference divided by pi or a song written and recorded by David Bowie?
Off at a Tangent
Joan of Arc
In Search of the Lost Chord
The Width of a Circle
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Compiled Jun 19 13