# How many?

10 lockers are left open, lockers #1, 4, 9, 16, 25, 36, 49, 64, 81, and 100. Each of these numbers are perfect squares. This problem is based on the factors of the locker number. Each locker is toggled by each factor; for example, locker #40 is toggled on pass number 1, 2, 4, 5, 8, 10, 20, and 40. That is eight toggles. The only way a locker could be left open is if it is toggled an odd number of times. The only numbers with an odd number of factors are the perfect squares. Thus, the perfect squares are left open. For example, locker #25 is toggled on pass number 1, 5, and 25 three toggles.

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