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Question about determining digits of a number

  1. Mar 8, 2006 #1
    The question is:
    If [tex]\sqrt{ABADEC} = BEB[/tex] what is the value of the digit "D"?

    I'm completely lost as to how to start on this one. I tried expanding the numbers as powers of ten:
    BEB = B*102 + E*101 + B*100
    = B(102 + 1) + 10E
    = 101B + 10E
    ...but I couldn't really do anything with it after that.

    I don't want an answer, just a hint on how to proceed.

    Last edited: Mar 8, 2006
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  3. Mar 8, 2006 #2


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    Try taking this expression and squaring it.
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