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Subj:.....Find A Number (S641)
          From: Puzzles And Brain Teasers
          on 4/8/2008
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Source: http://www.afunzone.com/adailypuzzle/04-08-09.html
 
 

Which three-digit number, made of consecutive digits, 
like 567, is 2 less than a cube and 2 more than a square? 

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from darrell94590 on 1/2/2006
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              THE SOLUTION
 

123 is two more than 11x11 [121] and two less than 125 [5x5x5].

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