Number Theory
# Rational Numbers

Find the smallest positive integer whose square consists of 5 identical leading digits.

As an explicit example, \( 149^2 = 22201 \) would be the answer for 3 identical leading digits.

You have to place dots along a strip such that:

- The first two dots are in the different halves of the strip
- The first three dots are in the different thirds of the strip
- The first four dots are in the different fourths of the strip, and so on.

What is the maximum number of dots you can place on the strip?

Let \(\displaystyle \frac ab\) be the smallest of the fractions that are greater than \(\displaystyle \frac {13}{15}\) where \( a,b < 500\) are positive integers.

What is the value of \( a+b\)?

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