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Square Deal (Posted on 2003-06-30) Difficulty: 4 of 5
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)

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  Subject Author Date
SolutionProblem Solution With ExplanationK Sengupta2007-05-15 15:11:48
answerK Sengupta2007-05-15 15:05:48
Some ThoughtsUnique chessboardNick Hobson2004-08-26 16:32:03
SolutionSolutionLawrence2003-08-27 02:01:54
re: Difficulty changeDJ2003-07-07 06:28:20
SolutionMy solutionHank2003-06-30 04:45:08
SolutionsolutionCharlie2003-06-30 03:20:17
SolutionDifficulty changeGamer2003-06-30 02:47:45
No SubjectMatt2003-06-30 02:20:42
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