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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through The Extraordinary Sums of Leonhard Euler.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Exactly what limit is reached at a quartic equation?
(a) The limit of algebra.
(b) The limit of the decompressed cubic method.
(c) The limit of the Pythagorean Theorem.
(d) The limit of logical geometric proofs.

2. Which of the following best describes Cardano's character?
(a) Religious.
(b) Eccentric.
(c) Arrogant.
(d) Flirtacious.

3. Who was del Ferro's student?
(a) Antonio Fior.
(b) Luca Pacioli.
(c) Niccolo Fontana.
(d) Gerolamo Cardano.

4. What else, besides a solution to cubic equations, was in Cardano's book?
(a) A solution to quartic equations.
(b) A suggested method to depress all complex geometry.
(c) A proof of the Pythagorean Theorem.
(d) An alegrabic solution to quintic equations,

5. What did Euler's sum surprisingly connect?
(a) The area of squares and the area of circles.
(b) The area under a curve.
(c) The squares of area and square roots.
(d) The circumference of a circle and right triangles.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many sides did the pentadecagon have, as presented by Euclid?

2. Where was Neil's Abel from?

3. What is true about prime numbers?

4. Numbers whose divisor add up to itself, was considered which type of number according to Euclid?

5. What series was Euler most famous for?

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