Quiz: How much high school math lingo do you remember?
How much high school math lingo do you remember?
By: Annette
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About This Quiz

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!

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What do you get with two angles that combine to measure 180°?

If you got this one wrong, you were definitely high on something in "high" school. Get it? ha ha.

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What is the unit used to measure the size of an angle?

A degree is a unit of measurement for knowing the size of an angle. Not the same one used for temperature. Duh.

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What is the number that occurs most often in a set of data?

The mode is the number that occurs most often. It's annoying sometimes.

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What is another word for a number?

A digit is any one of the ten number symbols. It's also your finger.

We wish it was a telegram from pre-recorded history. How cool would that be?

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What are the two sides of a triangle that aren't the hypotenuse?

Okay, perhaps baby makers was a bit too much, but it made you laugh, right?

Variables are used in place of numbers. They're great, because they're like numbers in disguise!

It's a pretty cool word for something so simple and ordinary.

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What do you call two numbers whose product is 1?

Any number multiplied by its reciprocal will equal 1. It's just the ideal situation.

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What do you call a set of points that extends infinitely in opposite directions?

Does this really need to be explained to you?

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Which of these is a line that radiates off into infinity in only one direction?

A ray has a starting point, plus a line that keeps going and going. How poetic.

Hello? That was to check if you're still awake.

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What is the measure that tells you where the middle of a lot of data lies?

It's easier to just call it the Middle of the Gosh Darn Data, though. MGDD, for short.

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What's the average known as?

The mean is the average. Both "mean" and "average" are terrible insults.

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What is the distance across a circle?

Diameter is the measurement of distance across a circle. When measuring your waist, you're actually looking for the circumference.

Congruent shapes resemble one another. Twins are congruent - but human.

Four score and seven years ago! Sometimes a decade can feel like a score.

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What is the answer to a division problem?

You come to a quotient in a division problem when you type numbers into your iPhone to achieve a mathematical answer.

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What is the set of whole numbers and their opposites?

Yes, integers. Not to be confused with "in tigers."

This was the hardest question so far. The vertical line on a graph is the Y-axis. Write it down.

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What is a number's measure of rank in a group?

The percentile is the number's rank. It's all about superiority, isn't it?

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What is a line with two endpoints?

A line segment has two endpoints. It doesn't press on into infinity...

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On a graph, what is the point of intersection between X and Y?

This is the point of intersection between the X- and Y-axis. Think of it like the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve.

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What do you call a mathematical assertion that two quantities are equal?

An equation is a mathematical statement that two values are equal.

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Area is the measurement of a flat space. Important when buying a house.

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.

Parallel lines never meet. Parallel lives... a similar tale.

It sounds so flashy: Transformation! Let's be happy for the geometric figure, and not jealous.

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What are two or more circles with a common center point?

Concentric circles meet in the center. They look pretty.

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Which of these is NOT a polygon?

A polygon has 3 or more sides to it. Kind of like your girlfriend.

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What is the set of all possible outcomes of a numerical event?

I meant to write "deception" but it turned into "discerption." It means severed. Sad.

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What is the measure of the number of cubic units necessary​ to fill a space?

Volume fills up space. Stuffing fills space as well, particularly at Thanksgiving.

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What is the comparison of two numbers?

A ratio is a comparison of two numbers. It uses ":" between the two, to separate them.

A moat around a castle has a perimeter. It's just a measurement, but it keeps the castle safe.

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What plane sits across from the right angle of a triangle?

The hippopotamus' hyperbolic hypothalamus has nothing to do with a hypotenuse.

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