Square Routes
i. How many four digit square numbers are composed of even numerals?
ii. What four digit square numbers can be reversed and become the square of another number? Can you explain why?
 How many 4 digit
squares are composed of even numerals?
These square numbers must be between 2000 and 8888 which means that they are squares of numbers between 45 and 94. Moreover the units digit is even. Ong Xing Cong found the following solutions:
68 x 68 = 462478 x 78 = 6084
80 x 80 = 6400
92 x 92 = 8464

What 4 digit square when reversed becomes the square of another number and why?
Allan has cracked yet another tough nut but others may have further comments to make about this one.
The numbers are the squares of 33 and 99, they are 1089 and 9801.
First, I noticed that multiples of 11, when reversed, are still multiples of 11, like 143, which becomes 341, when reversed, which is divisible by 11.
Next, I found that some multiples of 11 x 11, which is 121, when reversed, are also divisible by 121.
Then I found that multiples of 9, when reversed, are still divisible by 9.
The number 1089, which is the lowest common multiple of 121 and 9, when multipled by 9, gives the number 9801.
The square root of 1089 is 33, and the square root of 9801 is 99.