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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Cardano and the Solution of the Cubic.

## Multiple Choice Questions

**1. How did Archimedes arrive at a number value for pi?**
**(a)** By constructing multi-sided polygons inside and outside a circle and determining their perimeters. **(b)** By proving pi could not be equal to one. **(c)** By proving that pi could not be a negative number. **(d)** By constructing successively smaller circles inside circles until he realized all of their ratios of diameter to area were equal.

**2. Which mathematician was first to take the challenge to solve cubic equations?**
**(a)** Luca Pacioli. **(b)** Niccolo Fontana. **(c)** Scipione del Ferro. **(d)** Tartaglia.

**3. Where was Neil's Abel from?**
**(a)** Ireland. **(b)** Great Britian, **(c)** Norway. **(d)** Finland.

**4. What was true about Heron's theorem as described by Dunham?**
**(a)** It was to find the area of a triangle when only the length of the sides are known. **(b)** It was to determine the volume of a sphere without measuring the circumference. **(c)** It was to solve equations were only two varibles are known. **(d)** It was to determine the area of a circle by measuring a right triangle inside the circle.

**5. Numbers whose divisor add up to itself, was considered which type of number according to Euclid?**
**(a)** Nominal number. **(b)** Composite number. **(c)** Even number. **(d)** Perfect number.

## Short Answer Questions

**1.** What did Dunham claim about Archimedes's determination of a number value for pi?

**2.** Which of the following is an example of a perfect number?

**3.** Heron's work referred to the work of what other famous scholar?

**4.** Which city was the center of thinking and learning in Third century BC?

**5.** Where was the modern number system developed?

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