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# Perfect Squares

Directions: Use the digits 1- 9, at most one time each, to fill in the boxes to make each expression evaluate to a perfect square number.

Extension/Challenge: What is the largest/smallest square number you can make? How many different perfect square numbers could be made? ### Hint

You may find it helpful to factor each number in the expression into their prime factors first.

### Answer

Several answers are possible including:
18 x 9 x 2 = 324
2 x 14 x 7 = 196
5 x 15 x 3 = 225
2 x 8 = 16
6 x 3 x 2 x 4 = 144

and

18 x 1 x 2 = 36
8 x 14 x 7 = 784
5 x 15 x 3 = 225
2 x 2 = 4
6 x 3 x 2 x 9 = 324

Source: Erick Lee

## Square Root Expression

Directions: Use the digits 1 to 9, at most one time each, to fill in …

### One comment

1. 18 x 4 x 2 = 144
2 x 14 x 7 = 196
5 x 15 x 3 = 225
2 x 8 = 16
6 x 1 x 2 x 3 = 36

I used factors of the given numbers and then matched them up to make sure that there were two of each which would make them perfect squares.