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Quiz: How's your maths?
Test yourself
Do you have a way with numbers, or are you a dunce when it comes to maths? Test yourself with our quiz.

The way maths is taught in secondary schools is set for a shake-up after an independent inquiry into the curriculum. Do your numeracy skills stand up to scrutiny?

Question 1
How many zeros are there in a googol?
A: 10
B: 100
C: 1,000
Question 2
If there are two red, four green and six blue Smarties left in the packet, what is the probability of picking a green one at random?
A: One-third
B: One-quarter
C: One-sixth
Question 3
What is Pi, rounded to four decimal places?
A: 3.1415
B: 3.1416
C: 3.1419
Question 4
In this sequence - 4, 11, 18, 25 - what is the 10th number?
A: 102
B: 67
C: 53
Question 5
Which of these is traditionally a billion in the UK?
A: 1,000,000,000
B: 1,000,000,000,000
C: 100,000,000
Question 6
And in the United States?
A: 1,000,000,000
B: 1,000,000,000,000
C: 100,000,000
Question 7
If two angles of a triangle are 42 degrees and 39 degrees, what's the third?
A: 9
B: 99
C: 54
Question 8
What's the perimeter of Shepherd's Bush Green if the roads which border this triangular open space are 150m, 540m and 450m?
A: 150 x 540 x 450
B: 1.14km
C: None of the above
Question 9
What is 1/20th as a decimal?
A: 1.20
B: 0.20
C: 0.05
Question 10
What are x and y if 7x + y = 9 and 3x - y = 7?
A: 1/2, 11/2
B: 8/5, -11/5
C: 2, -5

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