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Question 1: He also described the Harshad numbers which he named harshad, meaning "giving joy" (________ harsha, joy +da taddhita pratyaya, causative); these are defined by the property that they are divisible by the sum of their digits.

Question 2: He attended the ________, receiving his bachelor's degree in 1929.
SNDT Women's UniversityHistory of MumbaiIndian Institute of Technology BombayUniversity of Mumbai

Question 3: Kaprekar received his secondary school education in Thane and studied at ________ in Pune.
Mumbai–Pune ExpresswayBhandarkar Oriental Research InstituteArmed Forces Medical College, PuneFergusson College

Question 4: He published extensively, writing about such topics as ________, magic squares, and integers with special properties.
0.999...Irrational numberCyclic numberRepeating decimal

Question 5: Yet he became well known in recreational mathematics circles, and has a number, a constant, and a ________ named after him [1].
Giovanni Pico della MirandolaGrimoireMagic (paranormal)Magic square

Question 6: Having never received any formal postgraduate training, for his entire career (1930-1962) he was a schoolteacher at Nashik in ________, India.
MumbaiMarathi peopleMaharashtraPune

Question 7: Dattaraya Ramchandra Kaprekar (17 January 1905 in Dahanu, ________ - 1986) was an Indian mathematician who discovered many interesting properties in number theory.
Marathi peopleMaharashtraPuneMumbai


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