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 Square Deal (Posted on 2003-06-30)
Imagine a 24-by-24 chessboard. Now suppose you started counting all of the "sub-squares" on that board, squares of lengths 1 through 24 found by tracing the sides of the squares of the big board. To remind you how many sub-squares you've counted, you make a pile of little squares of all equal size (which you just happen to have lying around), one little square for each sub-square.

It turns out that these little squares can be put together, edge to edge, to form an even bigger chessboard.

What is the length of each side of the giant chessboard?

 See The Solution Submitted by DJ Rating: 3.8182 (11 votes)

 Subject Author Date Problem Solution With Explanation K Sengupta 2007-05-15 15:11:48 answer K Sengupta 2007-05-15 15:05:48 Unique chessboard Nick Hobson 2004-08-26 16:32:03 Solution Lawrence 2003-08-27 02:01:54 re: Difficulty change DJ 2003-07-07 06:28:20 My solution Hank 2003-06-30 04:45:08 solution Charlie 2003-06-30 03:20:17 Difficulty change Gamer 2003-06-30 02:47:45 No Subject Matt 2003-06-30 02:20:42

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