# How much high school math lingo do you remember?

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If you were ever awake during your high school math classes, then you know that there were a lot of terms to remember. Did any of it really sink in? In this quiz, we'll test your knowledge of all things mathematical​ - but don't worry, we're going to make it fun!
What do you get with two angles that combine to measure 180°?
A triangle
A cat
Supplementary angles
If you got this one wrong, you were definitely high on something in "high" school. Get it? ha ha.

What is the unit used to measure the size of an angle?
An atom
A degree
A degree is a unit of measurement for knowing the size of an angle. Not the same one used for temperature. Duh.
A shame
A unit used to measure the size of an angle

What is the number that occurs most often in a set of data?
A party number
An awkward, uninvited number
A polyoctabolagratelat
A mode
The mode is the number that occurs most often. It's annoying sometimes.

What is another word for a number?
A buck
A flipper
A digit
A digit is any one of the ten number symbols. It's also your finger.
A... what?

What is a histogram?
A graph that shows your history
A histamine predictor on an allergenic day
A graph used to show frequencies
We wish it was a telegram from pre-recorded history. How cool would that be?
A telegram from pre-recorded history

What are the two sides of a triangle that aren't the hypotenuse?
The legs
Okay, perhaps baby makers was a bit too much, but it made you laugh, right?
The gams
The moneymakers
The baby makers

What is a variable?
A circumstance in your life you can't escape!!!!!!
A number that is always magically changing
A symbol used to represent a number
Variables are used in place of numbers. They're great, because they're like numbers in disguise!
Anything over a bizillion

What is a tessellation? Think, think!
An explosion of numbers that is physically dangerous
An explosion of your mind when you say the word "tessellation"
A new kind of Dodge truck on the market
A pattern in which one or more shapes is repeated
It's a pretty cool word for something so simple and ordinary.

What do you call two numbers whose product is 1?
Lovers
Peas in a pod
Reciprocals
Any number multiplied by its reciprocal will equal 1. It's just the ideal situation.
Romantics

What do you call a set of points that extends infinitely in opposite directions?
A divorce waiting to happen
A line
Does this really need to be explained to you?
Planus Operundus Maximus

Which of these is a line that radiates off into infinity in only one direction?
A laser
A lightening bolt
A ray
A ray has a starting point, plus a line that keeps going and going. How poetic.
An immortal line

What is data?
An extinct bird
A myth
What every mathematician fears
Information
Hello? That was to check if you're still awake.

What is the measure that tells you where the middle of a lot of data lies?
The Central Intelligence Region
The Measure of Central Tendency
It's easier to just call it the Middle of the Gosh Darn Data, though. MGDD, for short.
The Middle of the Gosh Darn Data
Data Purgatory

What's the average known as?
The boring.
The mean.
The mean is the average. Both "mean" and "average" are terrible insults.
The middle child.

What is the distance across a circle?
The bridge
The waistline
The girth
The diameter
Diameter is the measurement of distance across a circle. When measuring your waist, you're actually looking for the circumference.

What does it mean when two shapes are congruent?
They grow out of one another
They're the same in size and shape
Congruent shapes resemble one another. Twins are congruent - but human.
They hate one another
They're shaped like a flower

What are a decade and a score?
They're long gone.
A long time...
Ten years and twenty years.
Four score and seven years ago! Sometimes a decade can feel like a score.

What is the answer to a division problem?
4.67
0
I don't know!!!! My phone won't tell me!!!
A quotient
You come to a quotient in a division problem when you type numbers into your iPhone to achieve a mathematical answer.

What is the set of whole numbers and their opposites?
Fake numbers
Integraters
Infinitesimals
Integers
Yes, integers. Not to be confused with "in tigers."

What is the X-axis?
The horizontal number line on a graph
This was the hardest question so far. The vertical line on a graph is the Y-axis. Write it down.
A "delineazione" from WWII
Where Malcolm X was born
The vertical number line on a graph

What is a number's measure of rank in a group?
Achievement
Caste
Hierarchy
Percentile
The percentile is the number's rank. It's all about superiority, isn't it?

What is a line with two endpoints?
A crag
A segment
A line segment has two endpoints. It doesn't press on into infinity...
A shoestring

On a graph, what is the point of intersection between X and Y?
Genesis
Love boat
Origin
This is the point of intersection between the X- and Y-axis. Think of it like the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve.
The sweet spot

What do you call a mathematical assertion that two quantities are equal?
A blatant lie!
Bipartisan
An equation
An equation is a mathematical statement that two values are equal.
Wishful thinking

According to your math teacher, what is area?
A career specialty
The measure of the size of a surface
Area is the measurement of a flat space. Important when buying a house.
A song in an opera
All of the above

What is a prime number?
An alpha number
A dominant, quarrelsome number
The only number you need to know
A number only divisible by itself and 1
2, 3, 5, 7, 11, 13... We could go on. The number 1 is tricky, because primes must have exactly two factors, and the factors of 1 are 1 and, well... 1.

What are parallel lines?
Lines that keep bumping into each other
Shaky lines. Very shaky...
Lines that do not intersect
Parallel lines never meet. Parallel lives... a similar tale.
Lines that refuse to be coplanar

In math, what is a transformation?
A numerical makeover
Moving or changing the size of a geometric figure on a coordinate plane.
It sounds so flashy: Transformation! Let's be happy for the geometric figure, and not jealous.
When the number magically disappears
When something is added to the number

What are two or more circles with a common center point?
A bubble
Cloud circles
Collision circles
Concentric circles
Concentric circles meet in the center. They look pretty.

Which of these is NOT a polygon?
Triangle
Square
Segment
A polygon has 3 or more sides to it. Kind of like your girlfriend.
Hexagon

What is the set of all possible outcomes of a numerical event?
MATHMATICAL TOTALITY
The secret
The great discerption!
Sample space
I meant to write "deception" but it turned into "discerption." It means severed. Sad.

What is the measure of the number of cubic units necessary​ to fill a space?
Filling
Fluff
Volume
Volume fills up space. Stuffing fills space as well, particularly at Thanksgiving.
Stuffing

What is the comparison of two numbers?
The ratio
A ratio is a comparison of two numbers. It uses ":" between the two, to separate them.
The judgment
The opinion
The formulation

A perimeter measures what?
The distance between two things
The proximity of something
The internal pressure of an engine
The distance around a polygon
A moat around a castle has a perimeter. It's just a measurement, but it keeps the castle safe.

What plane sits across from the right angle of a triangle?
The hippopotamus
The hypothalamus
The hyperbolic
The hypotenuse
The hippopotamus' hyperbolic hypothalamus has nothing to do with a hypotenuse.