Tokens are placed on the squares of a $2021 × 2021$ board in such a way that each square contains at most one token. The token set of a square of the board is the collection of all tokens which are in the same row or column as this square. (A token belongs to the token set of the square in which it is placed.) What is the least possible number of tokens on the board if no two squares have the same token set?.
It's a problem from https://gonitzoggo.com/archive/problem/441/english Recently, I've been taking preparation for junior Math Olympiad Contest and found this problem.
I have calculated least possible number of tokens for $ 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, 5×5$ but finding no pattern between them.