It is a square number
It is an odd number
It is < 50 and > 20
7 is a factor
It is > 50 and < 90
It is an even number
It is a multiple of 8
24 is a factor
It is a prime number
It is < 40, with two digits
If you double it and take away 9 you get a square number
It is an even number
It is < 79
5, 4, and 3 are all factors
It is a multiple of 10
It is a square number
It is an odd number
It is < 50 and > 20
4 is a factor
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