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Name These Mathematical Symbols in 6 Minutes
by Jacqueline Samaroo
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Whether you loved or hated math when you were in school, math is a part of our everyday lives. Everyone needs to know how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide to complete basic everyday skills such as calculating tips or measuring ingredients for that fancy cake you want to bake! Some mathematical symbols are easy to identify, plus signs, minus signs, equal signs, and division signs, are some of the most common mathematical symbols you should be able to recognize.  However, you may have forgotten some of the other mathematical symbols you learned in school. For example, do you remember what brackets are used for or what an exponent looks like? Do you remember what PEMDAS stands for or how to use parentheses?  Any idea what a spherical angle looks like or an arc? Can you draw the symbol for a parallel line or closed surface integral?

This quiz contains a mix mathematical symbols every math lover or scientist should know. A few of these symbols may seem easy to identify it, but most can stump some of the most qualified mathematicians. Think you can identify all of them? How quickly can you correctly identify them?  Find out now by taking this quiz and then challenge your friends!

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