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Mathematics Problem Solving
Volume 3, Number 35, June 15, 1998
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Really Square Geography Riddles

1. I am one of the states of the United States. My name starts with the letter M. If I told you how many letters are in my name, you’d know which state I am. If you know the square root of the sum of 65 and 4 squared, you’ll know the number of letters in my name. I am ____________________.

2. I am one of the states of the United States. My name starts with the letter O. If you find the square root of 1/7 of 448, you’ll know the number of letters in my name. I am ____________________.

3. I am one of the states of the United States. My name starts with the letter I. To know the number of letters in my name, calculate the square root of half the number of U.S. states. I am ____________________.

4. I am a province of Canada. If you add 2 squared to the square root of 36, you’ll know the number of letters in my name. I am ____________________.

5. I am the capital of a state of Australia. If you add the square root of 16 to 3 squared, you’ll know the number of letters in my state’s name. I am the city of ____________________.