Quant Boosters - Kamal Lohia - Set 2



  • Sol: Remember that: If square of a number ends in same unit digit as that of number, then that unit digit can be 0, 1, 5 or 6 only. So possible values for G are 0, 1, 5 or 6. Now by checking you can easily negate that G can't be 0 as GOG will not remain a three digit number. It can't be 1 either as in this case the three digit number will be 1O1 and it'll be perfect square only when O is 2 i.e. T is 1 which is not possible as T and G are "DISTINCT" single digit positive integers. Similarly you can check for 5 also that no number of the form 5O5 is a perfect square.
    Only possible case is 26² = 676 i.e. O = 7.


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