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Sunday Challenge #20 – Mathematics

Team StoryWeavers|January 02, 2022, 09:50 IST| 256

Welcome back to BYJU’S Sunday Challenge! In this edition, we take a look at the lesser-known facts from the world of numbers. This week’s Sunday Challenge is all about mathematics and mathematicians.

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. To see the winners of the 19th edition of the Sunday Challenge, click here.

Ready? Here are your questions:

Question 1

Which famous mathematician’s birthday is celebrated as National Mathematics Day in India? He is given the moniker ‘The man who knew infinity’ and was portrayed on screen by Dev Patel.

Question 2

What was the name of the mathematical treatise that the famous mathematician Bhaskaracharya dedicated to his daughter?

Question 3

This American mathematician and Nobel laureate was portrayed on screen by Russell Crowle in an Oscar winning film in 2001 (still from the movie below). Who is he and what is the name of the movie?

Question 4

When used as a mathematical operator, it stands for multiplication. In programming, it can be used as a ‘wild card’ and stand for any variable. Its ASCII value is 42. A slight variation of its name will give you a comic character from Gaul. What is it?

Question 5

This 17th-century French philosopher and mathematician is referred to as ‘the father of analytical geometry,’ which is the field of maths that brides algebra and geometry. He famously came up with the line ‘I think, therefore I am.’ Who is he?

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! 

For answers to Sunday Challenge #19 – Click here.

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

About the Author


Suraj Prabhu 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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