Interesting Math History
What are the different types of Numerals used in day-to-day life ?
What is the origin of Roman Numerals and how actually is the counting done on this system ?
Where did Hindu-Arabic Number System originate ?
Where did the concept of Zero originate ?
Where do the + and - signs come from ?
Where did the ÷ sign come from ?
Who discovered the symbol = for equals ?
What sign is 0, + or - sign ?
How did the word 'Prime' for Prime Numbers originated ?
What is Parentheses ?
How did the sign
for Roots originate ?
Where does the phrase 'Percent' come from ?
How did the symbol '%' originate ?
What is 'Binary System' of arithmetic ?
What does 'e' stands for in arithmetic ?
What is a 'Graph' ?
What led to 'Ten' as the base of the generally used number system ?
How did the word 'Digit' originate in reference to numbers ?
What is an 'Abacus' ?
What is the origin of Measure ?
Why does a mile have to be 5280 ft ?
How did the Metric System originate ?
What is the origin of the basic unit of time ?
What is 'Carat' ?
What are 'Gills' ?
How do you explain pi (
) in a simple way ?
What is the 'Ludolphian Number' ?
What is a 'Googol' ?
What is a 'Googolplex' ?
A certain number is attached to the Maiden Goddess Athene. What are some of the other
numbers attached to ?
How did the word 'Calculate' originate ?
How did the word 'Ton' originate ? Why should there be 2000 pounds in a ton, and why not
What is a 'Literal Equation' ?
What is 'Rhind Papyrus' ?
What is 'Ahmes Rhind Papyrus' ?
What is 'Dyadic Notation' ?
Why is there no Metric Time Unit ? Means, why can't we use multiples of ten instead of 60
seconds, 60 minutes, 24 hours, 7 days in a week and 36 5 days in a year ?
What is the 'Concept of Temperature' ?
How did the Fahrenheit and Centigrade temperature scales originate ?
What is the 'Theory of Numbers' ?