Math quiz that's not really a math quiz--LOL

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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    Okay, there is a trick to this one; you must think outside the box.  (Remember, I'm not a mathematician, and I suck at math...so this is more of a creative thinking than a math quiz.)

    What is the sum of the 1st G, squared?

    1. bravewarrior profile image93
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      13

      1. lobobrandon profile image91
        lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        How could something squared or a prime be a prime? What is this 1st G thing?

        1. bravewarrior profile image93
          bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Not knowing what 1st G is, I named G as 7 (7th letter in the alphabet). 7 times 7 is 49. The sum of those digits is 13.

          1. lobobrandon profile image91
            lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Ooh, I like this. I'd say 140 then.
            1^2 + 2^2 + ... + 7^2

  2. profile image0
    Bob Bambergposted 2 years ago

    64

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Nope--sorry.  Hint:  you have to think in terms of games...  lol

  3. lobobrandon profile image91
    lobobrandonposted 2 years ago

    Pretty deep into Mathematics here, what is a 1st G yikes?

  4. Cre8tor profile image94
    Cre8torposted 2 years ago

    6760000....maybe? Am I on the right track?

  5. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    I don't think the answer is a number. It's not maths. It's a game.

    Even the question doesn't make sense if you substitute 1st G with an actual number. What is the sum of 4, squared? You'd need to say 'what is the sum of 2+2, squared?'... Wouldn't you?

    So it's something else.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with you.  Perhaps the answer is "checkmate".

    2. lobobrandon profile image91
      lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I was thinking it's something on the lines of the sum of the 1st grand squared. Like 1 squared + 2 squared plus ... up to a grand. Makes sense that it's not Maths though.

  6. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    "Outside the box"....

  7. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 2 years ago

    Wrapping paper?

  8. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 2 years ago

    9 or 19

  9. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    Okay; perhaps this was a bit too obsure.

    BIG hint:  the starting point is "the first (number) under G"  ....  again, think of games using that letter...

    1. bravewarrior profile image93
      bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      There is no sum to the 1st G squared. The letter G in Scrabble has a value of 2 points. Two squared (2 x 2) is 4. Four is a single digit. If the answer had two or more digits, they could be added together to come up with the sum. Therefore, there is no sum to the 1st G squared.

    2. lobobrandon profile image91
      lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What is the sum of the first G squared? If G is 2, this translates to: What is the sum of the first 2 squared. 1^2 + 2^2? So the answer is 5?

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        No--incorrect assumption.  the first G is not 2.  (and even it it were, I get 4--because, at least when I went to school, a number squared meant simply a number times itself, so 2*2=4.) However, the number we are looking for is not 2
        Hint #2:  it's a 2-digit number.

        1. Venkatachari M profile image63
          Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          I hope it is a cards game in which the A or Ace card represents 11. So, the square of it is 121 and the sum of it is 4.

        2. lobobrandon profile image91
          lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          The sum of the first N squared is what I did though. Like here: http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/56920.html

          What you seem to be asking for is the sum of the digits of G squared and not the sum of the first G squared? Maybe Venkat has it right.

  10. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    Does it have anything to do with gin rummy? I'm stumped with "first G" which implies there's more than one. hmm

  11. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    Okay...I guess I really want too far out of the box with this.  Final clue, and this pretty much gives away the starting number.  Think of a game very popular with senior citizens, and which is often hosted by non-profit groups as a fundraiser...

  12. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    Okay--I'll give up the gig.

    Think of B I N G O (a game popular with senior citizens) ...  the first (number under) G is the number you are looking for...that number squared, then, is______

  13. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    Oh. My mother plays bingo. So are you talking about the card? I've Googled images and the numbers are all different. Unless your cards are otherwise in the US.

    '1st G' though? There's only one.

    1. Marketing Merit profile image96
      Marketing Meritposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think they play 90 ball bingo.
      Looking online, G is nos 46 to 60. So, 1st G squared would be 46 x 46 = 2,116

      1. bravewarrior profile image93
        bravewarriorposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        And 2+1+1+6 = 10. To break it down ever farther, 1+0 = 1.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
          DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          You started out correctly, Shauna, but went off track by breaking it down.  ;-)

      2. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        And..YOU got a BINGO!  Congrats to Marketing Merit!

        It never was (really) about the math question; it was about thinking outside the box enough to identify the game from which the starting number was chosen.

        1. Venkatachari M profile image63
          Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          So, Marketing merit's answer is correct and the sum of it is 10.

          The first G is 46. Its square is 2116. And, the sum of it is 10.

  14. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    16 hmm or 64, yes, 64

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      No, sorry... ;-)

  15. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years ago

    @  Venkatachari M:
    By "sum," I only meant the answer to the number squared.  I was unaware that using the word " sum" meant any further calculation to  anyone else.
    I did preface the whole thing by stating, "I'm no mathematician."

    1. Venkatachari M profile image63
      Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      The word "Sum" means a total. A total is the addition of some numbers. If you meant the answer to be only the square of a particular number, then, you need to say simply the square of it and not the sum of the square. So, your question created some ambiguity. But, don't mind it.

      1. Marketing Merit profile image96
        Marketing Meritposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        There does appear to be some difference of opinion as regards what the term sum of means.

        One of the subjects I tutor to adults in the UK, is numeracy. So, if I asked, "what the sum of 6 + 5" I would expect an answer of 11 and not 2.

        Similarly, if I asked for "the sum of 5 squared + 2" I would expect an answer of 27 and not 9.

        If I wanted a single digit, I would ask the learners to keep adding the integers, until they reached that point. This is referred to as the digit sum.

        1. Venkatachari M profile image63
          Venkatachari Mposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, that is what I also said.

  16. theraggededge profile image99
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    Oh well, being in the UK, I stood no chance at all at getting it right hmm There is no connection between the word BINGO (if it is actually printed on the card at all) and the numbers beneath.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bingo_(United_Kingdom)

    Incidentally, my mother has won £1200 ($1800 - ish) at Bingo in the last five weeks big_smile

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      In the US, the word "BINGO" is printed at the top of the cards, so there is a connection.  wink

  17. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    3,136

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oops! Didn't realize there was a winner. Well, I must tell you that I found a BINGO card where the number under G was 56 so I squared it and got the # above. I was on the right track it seems. wink

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
        DzyMsLizzyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, Janshares; the trick was the FIRST number that comes under G, and the numbers under G run from 46 through 60, inclusive.   ;-)
        Thanks for playing.

        1. janshares profile image95
          jansharesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          It was tricky, but fun. wink

 
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