It feels like mathematics has its own language sometimes – because it does!

To help you out, I’ve put together a list of some of the most commonly used math-related words beginning with the letter Q:

Qed – an initialism of the Latin phrase ‘quod erat demonstrandum’, meaning “which was to be demonstrated”.

Quadrangle – a four-sided polygon, having four edges and four corners.

Quadrant – the area contained by the x and y axes.

Quadrilateral – a four-sided polygon, having four edges and four corners.

Quadrillion – a number equal to 1 followed by 15 zeros.

Quantity – an amount, number, or measurement.

Quantum – the Latin word for amount.

Quart – a unit of dry capacity equivalent to approximately 1.10 liters.

Quarter – any one of the four equal parts a whole is divided into.

Quaternary – fourth in order or rank; belonging to the fourth order.

Quintillion – a thousand raised to the power of six (1018).

Quota – A quaternary numeral system is base-4.

Quotient – a result obtained by dividing one quantity by another.

I hope you found the words you were looking for from the list above.

This isn’t an exhaustive list, if there are any math words starting with the letter Q that you would like added to the list, please leave me a comment below.

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