Sunday Times Teaser 3046 – Square Phone Numbers
by Danny Roth
Published Sunday February 07 2021 (link)
George and Martha run a business in which there are 22 departments. Each department has a perfect-square three-digit extension number, ie, everything from 100 (10²) to 961 (31²), and all five of their daughters are employees in separate departments.
Andrea, Bertha, Caroline, Dorothy and Elizabeth have extensions in numerical order, with Andrea having the lowest number and Elizabeth the highest. George commented that, if you look at those of Andrea, Bertha and Dorothy, all nine positive digits appear once. Martha added that the total of the five extensions was also a perfect square.
What is Caroline’s extension?