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# Marbles in Squares

Lester and Terance each have marble collections. The number in Lester's collection is a square number (1,4,9,16, etc). Lester says to Terance, "If you give me all of your marbles I'll still have a square number." Terance replies, "If you gave me the number in my collection you would still be left with a square." What is the least number of marbles Lester has?

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Lester has 25 marbles and Terance has 24 marbles.Hide Answer Show Answer

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