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Even Squares

Stage: 3 Short Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

 

In the diagram on the right, how many squares, of any size, are there whose entries add up to an even total?

 

1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25

 

 If you liked this problem, here is an NRICH task which challenges you to use similar mathematical ideas.

 

 

This problem is taken from the UKMT Mathematical Challenges.
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