# Sunday Times Teaser 2740 – X Times

*by Victor Bryant*

#### Published: 28 March 2015 (link)

– | X | – | |||||||

– | X | – | |||||||

= | = | = | = | = | = | = | = | = | = |

– | – | – | – | – | |||||

– | – | X | X | – | |||||

– | – | – | – | ||||||

= | = | = | = | = | = | = | = | = | = |

X | – | – | – | – | |||||

= | = | = | = | = | = | = | = | = | = |

In this long multiplication sum, I am multiplying a three-figure number by itself. Throughout the workings one particular digit has been replaced by X wherever it occurs: all other digits have been replaced by a dash.

What is the three-figure number being squared?

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