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## Can You Name All of These Mathematical Symbols?

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**By: Ian Fortey**

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Image: Emilija Manevska / Moment / Getty Images## About This Quiz

Scrolling back into ancient history, you can find examples of early arithmetic in places like ancient Egypt, Sumeria Mesopotamia, and Assyria. Formal systems of mathematics date back at least to the year 3000 BC and probably even much earlier. Much of the math we use today, including the specific symbols, was created by philosophers and mathematicians like Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz and Leonhard Euler hundreds of years ago. While most people are familiar with the basics of math, things like simple addition and subtraction, multiplication and division, maybe a little bit of economics and probability, ratios, fractions and percentages, there's a lot more to the world of math than all of that. Where we leave all those basic symbols behind and get into probabilities, calculus, set theory, geometry and algebra, there's a whole lot to be familiar with.

If you're the type of person who can look at a blackboard filled with mathematical formulas and make sense of where the sigmas and the discriminants fit in rather than just seeing gibberish symbols, then maybe this is the perfect quiz for you. So grab your scientific calculator, jump on, and do the quiz to see how many of these symbols you can identify.

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