1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data ok here is another problem that wrecked me in todays olympiad find smallest integer n such that 5 (32 + 22)(34 + 24)(38 + 28)....(32n + 22n) > 9256 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution ok once again how am i supposed to start does writing 3 = 2+1 help? i don't see how i can factorize or cancel terms cant telescope cause not summation hint please!