# Can anyone work this one out?

stoffer
Posers and Puzzles 30 Jun '04 12:21
1. 30 Jun '04 12:21
This was on the Tickle IQ test. I couldn't work it out.

John likes 400 but not 300; he likes 100 but not 99; he likes 3600 but not 3700. Which does he like?

a} 900
b} 1000
c} 1100
d} 1200
2. 30 Jun '04 13:34
He likes 900.

-Ray.
3. bbarr
Chief Justice
30 Jun '04 13:50
Originally posted by rgoudie
He likes 900.

-Ray.
Yep, 'cause he only like squares.
4. 30 Jun '04 16:18
Originally posted by bbarr
Yep, 'cause he only like squares.
This is why I felt qualified to respond.

-Ray.
5. 01 Jul '04 00:35
squares, squares, squares!!!!
6. Phlabibit
Mystic Meg
01 Jul '04 01:40
Originally posted by dmitch87
squares, squares, squares!!!!
John is a square too!

I had a tough time with that, and guessed.

P-
7. 03 Jul '04 12:16
This might sound stupid but I still don't get it. What do you mean by squares exactly?
8. 03 Jul '04 16:29
Originally posted by stoffer
This might sound stupid but I still don't get it. What do you mean by squares exactly?
In loose terms, a square integer is an integer that may be expressed as the square of another integer.

For example, 900 is a square because it is equal to 30 times 30.

-Ray.