## Teaser 2810: Almost a year apart

**From The Sunday Times, 31st July 2016** [link]

Tomorrow’s date is 1st August 2016, which in the usual six-digit format is 01 08 16. This can be regarded as a “square” date since 10816 is a perfect square. No square date is followed by another square date exactly one year later, although some pairs of square dates are very nearly one year apart.

Which two square dates (in their six-digit format) come closest to being a year apart?

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## Jim Randell 10:43 am

on2 September 2019 Permalink |Richard England likes puzzles involving square dates. See also:

Enigma 1547,Enigma 1574,Enigma 1668,Enigma 1771.This Python program looks at possible squares and checked to see if they represent a viable date. It then looks for the two of these dates that are closest to the specified number of days apart.

Run:[ @repl.it ]Solution:The two square dates closest to a year apart are 11.02.24 and 7.02.25.These dates are 362 days apart.

The next closest dates are:

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