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Which mathematician has an Erdős number of zero (0)?

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Answer: Paul Erdős, of course!
As the Erdős number describes the "collaborative distance" in authorship of mathematical papers between mathematician Paul Erdős and another person it is only natural that Paul Erdős holds this position.

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Which mathematician published more papers during his lifetime that any other mathematician in history?

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Answer: Paul Erdős
Erdős published at least 1,525 mathematical papers during his lifetime. He engaged more than 500 collaborators and devoted most of his time to mathematics up until his death in 1996 at the age of 83 years old.

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What is the median Erdős number of Fields Medalists?

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Answer: 3
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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Which mathematician published more total pages of mathematics during his lifetime than any other mathematician in history?

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Answer: Leonhard Euler.
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.

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What is the sum of the angles of a triangle?

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Answer: 180 degrees
The angles of a triangle always sum to 180 degrees.

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

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

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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.
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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