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Revision as of 12:25, 30 December 2018
Problem
What is the sum of the digits of the square of ?
Solution 1
Using the standard multiplication algorithm, whose digit sum is (I hope you didn't seriously multiply it outright...)
Solution 2
Note that
We observe a pattern with the squares of number comprised of only 's and use it to find that whose digit sum is
Solution 3
We see that can be written as .
We can apply this strategy to find , as seen below.
The digit sum is thus .
See also
2009 AMC 10A (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | ||
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