# A gardener has 1000 plants. He wants to plant these in such a way that the number of rows and the number of columns remain same. Find the minimum number of plants he needs more for this.

**Solution:**

Given that, he wants to plant these in such a way that the number of rows and the number of columns remain same.

Number of plants = 1000

Thus, we will find the square root of 1000

The square root of 1000 can be calculated by the long division method.

It shows that 31^{2} < 1000

Thus, we will take the next number 32 and the square of 32 is 1024

Hence, the number to be added to 1000 to make it a perfect square is:

= 1024 -1000

= 24

Thus, the required number of plants = 24

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## A gardener has 1000 plants. He wants to plant these in such a way that the number of rows and the number of columns remain same. Find the minimum number of plants he needs more for this.

### NCERT Solutions for Class 8 Maths - Chapter 6 Exercise 6.4 Question 8

**Summary:**

A gardener has 1000 plants. He wants to plant these in such a way that the number of rows and the number of columns remain same. The minimum number of plants he needs more for this will be 24.