Q: The sum of the squares of two consecutive positive even numbers is 52 What is the smaller number?

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All positive integers which are not perfect squares.

Let's call n the first one the problem is (n+1)2-n2=17 = 2n+1 then n = 8

Perfect squares are positive. A smallest negative number doesn't exist. The four smallest prime numbers are 2, 3, 5 and 7. The smallest perfect square would have to be 2^2 x 3^2 x 5^2 x 7^2 or 44,100

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