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Sunday Times Teaser 3089 – An Old Square

by Brian Gladman on December 3, 2021

by Colin Vout

Published Sunday December 05 2021 (link)

Archaeologists have excavated an ancient area that has the shape of a perfect square. Fragmentary documents give some information about its measurements: the number of major units along a side is less than the remaining number of minor units; there is a whole number of minor units in a major unit (no more than 10); and the area is a certain number of square major units plus a remainder of 15 square minor units.

Expressed just in terms of minor units, how many are there along a side?

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