Math Trivia and Answers

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How many obvious/trivial factors does a natural number N have?

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Answer: 4 trivial factors.
More information: The positive +1 and +N and the negative -1 and -N.

Easy

Which mathematician published more total pages of mathematics during his lifetime than any other mathematician in history?

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Answer: Leonhard Euler.
More information: Swiss-born Euler is held to be one of the greatest mathematicians in history. He made pioneering contributions to several branches of mathematics and introduced much of the modern mathematical terminology and notation.

Medium

What is Bertrand Russell's Erdős number?

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Answer: 3
More information: Russell collaborated very little and no Erdös number can be found using research articles. But, as pointed out by Sachi Sri Kantha at "the Erdös number project" Russell and Albert Einstein did coauthor the Russell-Einstein "Peace" Manifesto of 1955.

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Is 8128 a perfect number?

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Answer: Yes, it is!
More information: Adding up the divisors of 8128: 1 + 2 + 4 + 8 + 16 + 32 + 64 + 127 + 254 + 508 + 1016 + 2032 + 4064 = 8128

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What is a positive integer that is equal to the sum of its proper positive divisors (excluding the number itself) called?

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Answer: A perfect number.
More information: You might also think of a perfect number as a number that is half the sum of all of its positive divisors, including itself! This definition is at least 2300 years old as it appears in Euclid's "Elements".

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Is 36 a perfect number?

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Answer: No, it's not!
More information: Adding up the divisors of 36: 1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 9 + 12 + 18 = 55

Medium

What is the median Erdős number of Fields Medalists?

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Answer: 3
More information: Of course, as time passes, the smallest Erdős number that can still be achieved will necessarily increase, as mathematicians with low Erdős numbers die and become unavailable for collaboration.



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