Difference between revisions of "2008 UNCO Math Contest II Problems/Problem 9"

Problem

Let $C_n = 1+10 +10^2 + \cdots + 10^{n-1}.$

(a) Prove that $9C_n = 10^n -1.$

(b) Prove that $(3C_3+ 2)^2 =112225.$

(c) Prove that each term in the following sequence is a perfect square: $\[25, 1225, 112225, 11122225, 1111222225,\ldots\]$