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What is Bertrand Russell's Erdős number?

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Answer: 3
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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An animal that lives part of its life on land and part in water is known as what?

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Answer: Amphibian
Amphibians usually have soft, moist skin that is protected by a layer of mucus. They also tend to live in moist places or by a body of water. Examples of Amphibians would be frogs and toads.

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The Earth's air is composed of about what percentage of CO2?

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Answer: 0.04%
The CO2 levels have risen about 40% since the industrial revolution. As of March 2011, the CO2 level was about 0.04%.

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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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Is 8128 a perfect number?

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

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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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How many time zones are there in the world?

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Answer: 24
There are 24 time zones, maybe more. Some time zones are only 30-45 minutes apart.



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