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Squares Probability II (Posted on 2004-03-23) Difficulty: 3 of 5
You have created a 19 digit number with your 20 digit tiles as follows:


Unfortunately someone knocked out 5 of the number tiles and placed them with the remaining number tile. The 6 tiles that are out are 6 3 2 8 9 3.

Without using any calculators, programs, or similar devices, what is the easiest way to figure out what the probability that my original 19-digit number will be a perfect square and what is this probability?

Note: The pesky "someone" also renumbered the number tiles so they were wrong and you couldn't tell what the right numbers are. This has been fixed to make the problem easier.

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Rating: 2.3333 (3 votes)

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  Subject Author Date
Using Renumbered TilesGamer2004-07-20 16:23:28
Charlie sure takes this stuff seriouslyPenny2004-03-24 05:34:39
re(2): with a computer (or a table of squares)Charlie2004-03-23 20:58:57
re: with a computer (or a table of squares)Ady TZIDON2004-03-23 18:02:28
Some ThoughtsEASY does itAdy TZIDON2004-03-23 17:38:43
re: Too simple/naive??Iain2004-03-23 16:13:43
re(2): Some more thoughtsIain2004-03-23 16:10:34
Some ThoughtsToo simple/naive??nikki2004-03-23 16:07:58
re: Some more thoughtsGamer2004-03-23 15:58:35
Some ThoughtsSome more thoughtsIain2004-03-23 15:56:03
Some ThoughtsSome thoughtsFederico Kereki2004-03-23 15:12:39
QuestionWording disputeIain2004-03-23 14:59:21
Some Thoughtswith a computer (or a table of squares)Charlie2004-03-23 14:57:04
Some Thoughtswithout a calculatorCharlie2004-03-23 14:44:45
Some ThoughtsFirst thought...Iain2004-03-23 14:40:31
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