Posted by **Matt** on Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 11:10am.

The number feared by Pythagoreans, since it lies halfway between the only two integers that can be both the perimeter and the area of the same rectangle?

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**bobpursley**, Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 11:59am
http://www.yellowpigs.net/yellowpigs/YP_seventeen

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**tchrwill**, Wednesday, September 26, 2007 at 1:56pm
The number feared by Pythagoreans, since it lies halfway between the only two integers that can be both the perimeter and the area of the same rectangle?

A 3x6 rectangle has an area and perimeter of 18 and a 4x4 rectangle has an area and perimeter of 16.

Could 17 be the number you seek?

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