# Square and Cube. What am I?

*) SQUARE makes 4 SQUARES. **) CUBE makes 2 SQUARES.

Add, and almost a square I am.

What am I?

• it seems like that this puzzle comes from elsewhere. please provide the source. unattributed work may get downvoted or even closed. happy puzzling ;) – Omega Krypton Nov 20 at 11:51
• No this is honestly my own creation. I might have been influenced by naming it "what am I". But that's it. – Prim3numbah Nov 20 at 11:57
• Ok then, thanks for clarifying! – Omega Krypton Nov 20 at 12:01

You are 24 because ii) 2^3=2^2+2^2 and i) 4^2=2^2+2^2+2^2+2^2 16+8=24 which is -1 of 25 and so nearly 5^2

• But 4^3=64 while 5^2 (25) + 7^2 (49) = 74, so the two are not equal...? Also, how would that part relate to the overall answer being 145? – Stiv Nov 20 at 18:25
• Oops, my mental math skills suck – Deepthinker101 Nov 20 at 18:34
• Changed it I think my math is cool now – Deepthinker101 Nov 20 at 18:39

You are

2

is 4, $$4*1^2$$
is 8, $$2*2^2$$