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Sunday Challenge #22 – Measurements

Team StoryWeavers|January 23, 2022, 01:04 IST| 799

 

Welcome back to BYJU’S Sunday Challenge! In this edition, we take a look at one of the most fundamental aspects in maths and physics that is used in everyday life – measurement. We hope this edition piques your interest in the stranger and lesser-known aspects of measuring things.

Remember:

You can take a shot at the questions and field your guesses in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays in the comment section. The fastest entries to get all questions correctly will receive a special goodie bag from BYJU’S. 

Ready? Here are your questions:

Question 1.

This scientist from present-day Croatia lends his name to the unit of magnetic flux density, whose symbol is ‘T’. Identify the scientist. 

Question 2.

In terms of units of measurement, what makes the United States of America, Liberia and Myanmar stand out?

Question 3.

Another name for the unit ‘light-foot’ is a five-letter word that is used in the English language to mean ‘an extremely short amount of time.’ It is approximately equal to 10 raised to the power of negative 24  seconds. What is this unit of measurement called?

Question 4.

The California Reaper and the Bhoot Jolokia are some of the specimens that would appear at the top of this scale of measurement. What is this scale called?

Question 5.

Which burrowing animal of the family Talpidae shares its name with a unit of measurement used in chemistry? The unit denotes an amount of substance that contains the Avogadro number of particles. 

Take your guesses in the comments section below. Winners of this edition, along with the answers will be revealed next Sunday in the comments section, so keep your eyes peeled! 

To view other editions of the Sunday Challenge, click here.

About the Author


Suraj is a self-proclaimed audiophile and a jack-of-all-trades writer with a diverse set of interests. An amateur quizzer on the side, he claims that the first object he fell in love with was a book on flags at age 3. His favourite punctuation mark is the Oxford Comma, which coincidentally happens to be one of his favourite songs too!

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