Determine the minimum value of a positive integer N such that the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th digits in order immediately following the decimal point (reading left to right) in the base ten expansion of √N is 2013.
*** For an extra challenge, solve this puzzle without using a computer program.
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I hit a wrong key which posted my prior comment.
Ady (elsewhere ) had queried the value of the first place after the decimal point, hence the extended listing; every digit shows somewhere in that place.
In case it was missed, I included a skeleton thought of an early attempt to arrive at a solution using Excel.
Edited on January 9, 2013, 7:03 pm
Posted by brianjn
on 2013-01-09 19:01:48