# Farmer Ted Goes Natural

by Greg Martin (University of Toronto)

Mathematics Magazine
October, 1999

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Number Theory | Integers
Applicable Course(s): 3.0 Calculus | 3.1 Mainstream Calculus I | 4.3 Number Theory

The author investigates properties of "almost squares," rectangles with integer sides and area $A$ such that the the perimeter is least among all rectangles with integer sides and area $A$.

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