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    Default Can anyone answer this puzzling IQuestion: John likes 400 but not 300; he...

    ...likes 100 but not 9; he likes 3600 b The choices are: (a):900. (b):1000. (c):1100 (d):1200.
    Please give real and sensible answers only. Do explain why ?.
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    whats the rest of the question, do you have to say which of those numbers he doesnt like? he wont like b c or d, he only likes square numbers, 400, 100 and 900 are all square numbers, the others arnt.
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    what the....the question isn't complete. but if the rest of the sentence goes ; he likes 3600 but not _____

    It is...D. (just my logic)
    when u divide Like by Dislike it is a repeating number and Hate/ Like is a non repeating number.
    So...
    400/300 - 1.33333 repeating 3
    300/400 - .75 a non repeating number

    100/9 - 11.11111 repeating 1
    9/100 - .09 a non repeating number

    1200/3600 - .3333 repeating 3
    3600/1200 - 3 a non repeating number

    answer C is repeating number on both
    answer B is repeating number on both
    answer A is a non repeating number for both

    so my logic is that only answer D has a repeating answer and non repeating answer....Prolly some other explanatino as well !
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    100, 400, 3600
    9 300 ,

    100-9=91
    400-300=100
    3600-1200=2400
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    He likes even squares 400,100 and 3600.He dislikes odd squares and odd multiples of even numbers.Therefore the answer is 1000.
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    He'll like a, 900 because he likes squares. 400 is 20 squared, 3600 is 60 squared. 100 is 10 squared and 900 is 30 squared.
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    It's John's choice to like or dislike anything. Why do you bother?.
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    its a because in the first one he likes 400 but not 500 3600 is a mutiple of 400 and in the last one he likes 100 but not 9 900 is a multiple of 9
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    http://mathcentral.uregina.ca/QQ/database/QQ.09.04/garrett1.html
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