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Quiz: How much do you know about numbers?

We all know that 42 is the most important, but anyway…

YOU MIGHT HAVE noticed a lot of numbers this week.

Numbers of all different shapes and sizes. Maybe some numbers you hadn’t even seen before.

There were all contained in Budget 2022 – and so, without further ado, let’s test your knowledge of more numbers.

An easy one to start - which digit is this?
One
Four

Eight
Ten
What about this numeral?
Eleven
Twenty-five

Thirty-eight
One hundred
I've been informed by an editor I need to broaden this quiz out further. What is the third decimal point of pi?
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1
7

8
9
Charles Ingram controversially won £1 million with this next one: A number one followed by one hundred zeros is known by what name?
Googol
Megatron

Gigabit
Nanomole
The CSO's latest estimate of Ireland's population was made in April 2021 - what was it?
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4.53m
4.99m

5.01m
6.01m
What phone number replaced 999 in The IT Crowd?
69 69 420
1800 P-L-E-A-S-E-H-E-L-P-T-H-I-S-A-N-E-M-E-R-G-E-N-C-Y

0118 999 888 999 199 123 3
0118 999 881 999 119 725 3
What type of numerals are we looking at here?
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Western Arabic
Eastern Arabic

Ogham
Urdu
'Ichi' translates as 'one' in which language?
Japanese
Cantonese

Mandarin
Irish
I made you some millionaire's shortbread to enjoy with this next one: what's one million million?
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A billion
A trillion

Quadrillion
Quintrillion
Are you enjoying that now?
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Yes, thank you Nicky, you truly are an amazing baker.
No, it tastes like a dirty sewer rat.
What's the opposite of a prime number?
Subprime
Natural

Composite
Algebraic
This fella, Jeremy Harper, holds the Guinness World Record for the highest number counted to out loud. What was it?
15
500,000

1,000,000
10,034,204
How many is a baker's dozen?
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11
12

13
14
What is e? It is also known as Euler's number (that's a picture of Euler himself there, which probably doesn't help you whatsoever).
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2.71828
6.34 (double pi)

-1
That's a matter for Euler and not me.
What is 420 divided by 6.08?
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66
67

68
69 (nice)
Answer all the questions to see your result!
You scored out of !
You are 69
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You're one of those fancy-dan calculators everyone had in secondary school
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe
Share your result:
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You scored out of !
You are a classic and robust abacus
Share your result:
You scored out of !
You are this retro calculator that spells out BOOBS
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You scored out of !
You are The Count
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