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High School Math

written by: mattbeckwith
 
If you were paying attention in your high school math classes, you'll probably get all of these right. On the other hand, most of us had better things to do so I've rated this quiz "hard".

Question 1:


In trigonometry, the tangent is defined as what?
The ratio of the side adjacent to the angle to the side opposite the angle
The sine divided by the cosine
The reciprocal of the cosine
The negative logarithm of the cotangent

Question 2:


In geometry, which angles are called opposite?
Angles supplements of each other
Angles reciprocals of each other
Equal angles
Angles complements of each other

Question 3:


What does the equation "y = mx + b" represent?
A hyperbola
A parabola
A circle
A line

Question 4:


Which of these represents the locus of points, the sum of whose distances from two given points is equal?
An ellipse
A parabola
A hyperbola
A circle

Question 5:


If you are solving a word problem for 2 unknowns, how many equations will you need?
1
4
3
2

Question 6:


What is the path taken by a bullet fired from a rifle into the air (ignoring friction)?
A logarithmic line
An exponential line
A straight line
A parabola

Question 7:


Choose the statement which best describes the Pythagorean Theorem.
The hare will never catch up to the tortoise.
The square of the hypotenuse of a right triangle equals the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
Parallel lines do not intersect.
There exist no whole numbers a, b and c for which the sum of the cubes of a and b equals the cube of c.

Question 8:


Which of the following statements about quadrilaterals (4-sided figures) is true?
A rectangle is a type of square.
A rhombus is a type of rectangle.
A square is a type of parallelogram.
A parallelogram is a type of trapezoid.

Question 9:


In geometry, what is the value of the number which is represented by the Greek letter pi (π)?
The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter
The ratio of the diameter of a circle to its radius
Exactly 3.14159
The ratio of the circumference of a circle to its radius

Question 10:


Which of the following is an arithmetic progression?
2, 4, 8, 16...
1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 11...
1, 1, 2, 3, 5...
2, 4, 6, 8...

 


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