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Fair and Square (Posted on 2003-11-03) Difficulty: 3 of 5
Jack and Jill each have marble collections. The number in Jack's collection in a square number.

Jack says to Jill, "If you give me all your marbles I'll still have a square number." Jill replies, "Or, if you gave me the number in my collection you would still be left left with an even square."

What is the fewest number of marbles Jack could have?

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Answer Comment 23 of 23 |
The fewest number of marbles Jack could have is 25.
  Posted by K Sengupta on 2008-03-20 09:35:31
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