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Phobias 2: Numbers

The word ending –phobia comes from the Greek word phobos, which means "fear" or "terror." People with numerophobia—a fear of numbers—have an especially hard time today; they may fear arithmetic, shrink from specific numbers, or be overwhelmed by phone numbers, pin numbers, credit card numbers, etc.

How about you? Do you flee from fractions? Quake at the thought of quotients? Avoid having 13 to dinner? Then you'll relate to this quiz! See if you can match the number-related fear to the –phobia word below.