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?