Test Your Math Knowledge With This Quiz!


By: Isadora Teich

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About This Quiz

Are you math smart? While everyone is taught at least basic math in school, that doesn't mean that everyone learns it. Many people struggle with math their entire lives, never quite getting the hang of it. They say that left-brained people excel in math, science, and analytical reasoning, while right-brained people tend to be creatives who excel in the arts. If you are a left brain-leaning individual, then you most likely find doing math problems to be an easy breeze. The same can not be said for those who are right-brained. 

Math is at the basis of many professions, hobbies, schools of thought and areas of study. All sciences depend on math to make sense of the world, whether it's chemistry, biology, geology or astrophysics. Numbers are the key to computers, machines, music and more. Math, in itself, can be as simple as balancing a checkbook or figuring out how many oranges are left in the fridge. It can also be as complex as calculating the mass of a black hole in the vastness of space.  

If you have a knack for math and are tickled pink by numbers, put your brain to the ultimate test with this basic math quiz. 


The answer is 6. This is because 5=1+6.


If something is 24 inches long, how many feet long is it?

The correct answer is 2 feet. Since there are 12 inches in a foot, something that is 24 inches long is 2 feet long.


What number is this: 700?

This number is seven hundreds. Numbers in the hundreds contain two zeroes.


If it's the year 2040 and someone was born in 1997, how old are they?

If someone was born in 1997, they would be 43 in the year 2040. This can be found by subtracting 1997 from 2040.


Solve this algebraic equation: x+7=12

x=5 in this equation. 5+7=12.



The answer is 10. This is because 8+2=10.


How many fluid ounces are in one cup?

There are 8 fluid ounces in one cup. There are 2 cups, or 16 fluid ounces, in one pint.


Which type of math is concerned with shapes?

Geometry is the branch of mathematics concerned with the measurement and relationship of lines, angles, surfaces, solids and points. Calculating the angles of a triangle is an example of geometry.



This is a multiplication problem. 5x5=25.


Which shape has 4 sides?

Squares are not the only 4-sided shapes. All 4-sided shapes are considered quadrilaterals, whether they are rhombuses or rectangles.


How many degrees is an acute angle?

An acute angle is any angle that is less that 90 degrees. A 90-degree angle is called a right angle.


Which is longer?

Miles are an English unit of measurement. There are 5,280 feet in a mile, and twelve inches in a foot. Therefore, mile is the longest.



This is a subtraction problem. 9-6=3.


If someone was born in 1938, how old would they have been in 1962?

Someone born in 1938 would have been 24 years old in 1962. This can be found by subtracting 1938 from 1962.


Which of these is a quarter of a gallon?

There are 4 quarts in every gallon. This means that a quart is a quarter of a gallon.


If I am 19 years old and my mother gave birth to me when she was 31, how old is my mother?

My mother is 50 years old. This can be found by adding 19 and 31.



This is a subtraction problem. 8-1=7.


What number is this: 2,000,000?

This number is two million. Numbers in the millions contain 6 zeroes.


What is an array?

An array is a group of items arranged in rows and columns. This can be anything from numbers to cars to spoons.



The answer is 45. This is because 9x5=45.



The answer to this question is 6. This is because 60 goes into 6 10 times.


What number is this: 1,000,000,000?

This is a billion. Remember, one billion contains nine zeroes.


If someone was born in 1856 and died in 1902, how many years did they live?

Someone who lived from 1856-1902 would have had a 46-year lifespan. This can be found by subtracting 1856 from 1902.


Sine, cosign and tangent are associated with what part of math?

Sine, cosine and tangent are functions of trigonometry. Each is a ratio of sides of a right angled triangle.



15x4=60. Broken down, it can also be looked at as 15+15+15+15=60.



100/5=20. Twenty goes into one hundred five times.


Do the US and Canada use the same system of measurement?

Most of the rest of the world uses the metric system. The U.S. loves its pounds and feet!


Which of these is used in the US to measure both liquids and mass?

Ounces can be used to measure both mass and liquids. This is why, when you are talking about fluids, it is important to clarify by saying fluid ounces.



7x7=49. This means that seven goes into 49 seven times.


If there is an 11-year age gap between my parents and my mother is older at 47, how old is my father?

The correct answer is 36. This can be found by subtracting 11 from 47.



800+158=958. This is an easy mental math problem when broken down.



3000-2015=985. This is the correct answer.


How many pounds are in a ton?

There are 2000 pounds in one ton. Since there are 16 ounces in a pound, this means that there are 32,000 ounces in a ton.



The correct answer is 550. When multiplying numbers by 10, a 0 can often be added to the end of that number for the correct answer to be found.


Solve this algebraic equation: x-9=61.

x=70. This is because 70-9=61.


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