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Wed March 10, 2010 By: Pooja Thally

teacher , on attempting to arrange the students for mass P.T. in the form of a square, found that 24

Expert Reply
Wed March 10, 2010

Let  the number of  students be x

Let initially teacher formed a square with side y

So x-24 = y2

On increasing the side length by 1 we get

(y+1)2 =  x+25

Solve these two equations to get y and x

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