# Fascinating Maths Facts

Did you notice that when you write pi to 2 decimal places (3.14), it spells “pie” backwards? Fascinating isn’t it? Below are other interesting math facts.

The word “hundred” came from the word “hundrath”, which means 120 and not 100.

In a room of 23 individuals, there is a 50% chance that 2 people have the same birthday. “Birthday Problem” is the term use for this. But in a room of 75 people, there is a 99% chance of two people matching.

The only number that cannot be represented in Roman numerals is zero.

People tend to think of odd numbers as male whereas even numbers as female. This belief was tested by Galen Bodenhausen and James Wilkie of Northwestern University.
Did you know that when you shuffle a pack of cards properly, chances are that exact order has not been seen before in the whole history? Since there are 52 cards, each time you shuffle it, it is most likely that you came up with an ordering of cards that’s unique in human history.

7 is the most popular favourite number. This might be because 7 is arithmetically unique. It is the only number below 10 that cannot divide or multiply and keep within group. Also, it shows up in plenty of human culture. There are 7 deadly sins, 7 wonders of the world, 7 pillars of wisdom, 7 dwarves, 7 days a week, 7 seas, and many more.

4, on the hand, is considered unlucky in Asia because the words for “four” in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, and Japanese sound similar with the words in those languages for “death”.

Trivia Info Resource: Mathnasium.ae